Police make appeal following vandalism

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Police Scotland has appealed for witnesses after the golf course at hole 13 of Fraserburgh Golf Club was vandalised.

The 13th green was damaged and a flag pole was broken as a result of the incident.

The incident happened between around 8.30pm on Saturday, May 23, and 5am on Sunday, May 24.

PC Julie Galloway said: “It would appear a vehicle was driven onto the golf course at hole 13 where various manoeuvres were carried out causing a large amount of damage to the green.

“We would appeal to anyone who saw anything suspicious or who has any information about this incident to contact police on 101.”

Captain of the Golf Club Gerry Chalmers commented: “This is the second time this has happened in two weeks.

“We don’t think it’s buggies, we think it’s a vehicle like a car or 4x4.

“Whoever’s doing this, it isn’t a good advert for Fraserburgh.

“We get a lot of visitors from all over the world and when they come and see the damage, it doesn’t reflect well on Fraserburgh.”

Mr Chalmers told the Herald that the vandalism was discovered on Sunday morning by one of the grounds keepers and then reported to the Police.

Mr Chalmers added that the Golf Club would be installing surveillance cameras and also undertaking volunteer night watches following the incident.