Vandals go on £10,000 wrecking spree

McDonald's Restaurant Milngavie Road. �10,000 damage to rubber eco-path'Photo Emma Mitchell'5/6/12
McDonald's Restaurant Milngavie Road. �10,000 damage to rubber eco-path'Photo Emma Mitchell'5/6/12

VANDALS have caused more than £10,000 worth of damage to a popular walkway.

Large sections of rubber matting on the Millennium Path that runs between Craigdhu Road, in Milngavie, and Milngavie Road, in Bearsden, have been ripped up and trashed.

Local councillor Duncan Cumming described the damage as ‘horrendous’ and says the people responsible must be caught.

Councillor Cumming told the Herald: “This is horrendous and the culprits must be found.

“I have spoken to the police and offered them my full support. This kind of behaviour will not be tolerated in Bearsden.”

The popular walkway is used by residents to access the area known locally as the Craigdhu Wedge. It is also a popular route with pupils at Craigdhu Primary School. The eco-friendly rubber matting is expensive to replace due to the numerous layers.

Damage to the path has also been caused in the Mosshead area.

Councillor Cumming added: “I will be meeting East Dunbartonshire Council’s chief executive Gerry Cornes and head of development and infrastructure Derek Cunningham at the location tomorow (Friday) to go over the concerns residents have raised.”

It’s believed the vandalism took place overnight on Wednesday, May 30.

Police have appealed for anyone with information about the incident to contact them on 0141 532 4000.

East Dunbartonshire Council said they were aware of the vandalism and were looking into it.