Vandals target funeral parlour in airgun attack

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A Fraserburgh funeral director is furious after disrespectful vandals targeted newly-renovated premises.

Gail Deans, who co-owns Fraserburgh Funeral Services with husband Paul, arrived at the College Bounds business last Friday to find that a window, which looks out on to George Street, had been shattered.

A small pellet-shaped hole suggested that the recently installed window had been shot at with an airgun or similar projectile weapon.

Gail explained: “I left to go home at about 4.30pm on Thursday and when I returned at 9.30am on Friday, I noticed a small hole in the window and the glass around it shattered. We will need to have a whole new glass panel fitted. It’s disappointing as after all the work that has recently been done.”

The couple bought the historic Broadsea Hall late last year and have recently completed a full restoration including new windows, doors, plumbing and wiring.

Gail said: “I’m really disappointed that this has happened, especially given the nature of the business. It is really insensitive and disrespectful to grieving families that vandals would target the building.”

Builders working on the roof also noticed that several tiles had been cracked, indicating that the vandals may have climbed on to the roof.

After several cases of lead theft in recent months in Fraserburgh, it is thought that it was the intention of prospective thieves to steal lead columns.