Vandals damage handcrafted seat

Hawick High School.
Hawick High School.

Mindless vandals have cause over £100 worth of damage to a handcrafted wooden bench in Hawick.

Police say the bench, outside the high school in the Buccleuch Road area, was vandalised by three males between 10.15-10.30pm on Saturday, April 14.

Officers are appealing for information and ask anyone who can help with ongoing inquiries to get in touch.

Constable Dianne Lauder from Hawick Police Station said: “Vandalism is a mindless act which is completely unacceptable.

“I would ask anyone who saw any suspicious behaviour in the area around the high school on Saturday evening to come forward.

“Similarly anyone who can help us trace those responsible is asked to contact us as soon as possible.”

Those with information can contact Hawick Police Station via 101, quoting incident number 1678 of 17 April, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.