A group of teenagers went on a vandalism spree over the weekend, smashing windows in several community buildings and schools.
The group vandalised several buildings in the area including Wester Hailes Education Centre, Health Centre and Hailesland Children’s Centre. The most damage was at Canal View Primary where seventeen windows were smashed.
Police have detained three teenagers in connection with the incident. However, they still want to trace a fourth teenage male suspect.
Speaking to the Evening News Inspector Bob Innes said:
The damage will cost thousands of pounds to repair and has caused much distress in the community, including the pupils and staff at Canal View Primary School.
We will be conducting additional patrols in the Wester Hailes area over the next couple of days in response to this activity.
This behaviour will not be tolerated and we urge anyone who may have seen these incidents occur to come forward.
The vandalism spree is the second instance in recent months where community buildings have been targeted with the first including Wester Hailes library and Murrayburn House. You can find out more information about the earlier vandalism and the police investigation into it by reading our article about the community council meeting.
Anyone with information should contact Police Scotland on 101 or anonymously through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.