Vandals use bolt-cutters to get onto pitch

Huntershill football pitches, Coach Lynsey Grey with the vandalised fence.
Huntershill football pitches, Coach Lynsey Grey with the vandalised fence.

BOTTLES have been broken and cigarettes stubbed out on a prize community pitch.

Vandals have been slammed after attacking Rossvale Football Club’s astroturf facility.

The culprits cut a hole in fencing to gain access to the facility at Huntershill, in Bishopbriggs.

Club president Ian Grey told the Herald: “We were told that it was a group of 12 to 17-year-olds who used bolt cutters to get in.

“The damage is minor, mainly from the cigarettes being stubbed out on the pitch, but our biggest problem is the glass bottles which have been smashed.

“The astroturf has quite a deep pile and the caretaker is worried that we might not have got all the glass out.”

Ian has urged anybody with any information about vandalism to get in touch with the club or the police.

The attack by vandals comes at a time when the club has been involved in talks about opening the sports facility up to the community.

He added: “The disappointing thing about this happening is that we want to do more for the community, but that takes investment. People are less likely to invest if they see this sort of stuff happening.”

If you have any information about the vandalism that took place on Sunday, March 18, you can call Kirkintilloch Police Office on 0141 532 4400.

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