Tayside and Central Scotland

Vandals attack Denny community centre

Repeated vandalism at a community centre is costing a local authority thousands of pounds.

A group of youths were seen trying to kick the shutters in at the old Denny High School complex on Monday evening, causing "considerable damage".

Central Scotland Police said it was the latest in a series of since it was reopened as a community centre by Falkirk Council.

Officers have appealed for people who saw the youths to contact them.

Community officer PC Andy Nisbet said: "Since its renovation stage, Falkirk Council has already spent thousands of pounds continually repairing the building due to vandalism and installing preventative measures, however it would appear to no avail."

PC Nisbet warned that repeated vandalism could cause the facility to be closed.

But a spokesman for Falkirk Council said: "We have not threatened to close the facility to the community.

"We are, however, very concerned about the repeated vandalism and resources that have been deployed to combat this vandalism.

"This is something we are working with our local community representatives, clubs and groups to try and resolve."

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