Vandalism at historic building

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Police Scotland are making inquiries after the old Carnoustie Rugby Club was ‘tagged’ by vandals.

The incident at the Beach Pavilion on Links Parade is understood to have taken place between Friday, January 2, and Wednesday, January 7.

Graffiti was discovered on the side of the building which has stood at Carnoustie beachfront for over 100 years.

Scrawled on the wall were three images, one of a face with a crown; another with a crowned face and the letters ‘MGOGM’; and the third ‘SYNC’.

The vandalism prompted one former Carnoustie resident to comment on Facebook: “Disgusting, and really rubbish too. One or two annoying idiots with absolutely zero skills in art or their ‘craft’, making no impression at all. It’s not exactly a Banksy.

“They should be given 50 hours of community service in Carnoustie and forced to study art classes for 12 weeks, no exceptions. Time wasters. They should at least have to repaint the wall if caught and pay for the paint.”

Sandra West added: “This is terrible and especially when it’s just been painted. I thought there was a camera that had just been put up at the paddling pool right next to the rugby club. Do none of these cameras work?”

Anyone with any information that may be useful should contact Police Scotland , Tayside Division on 101 or any police officer.

Alternatively information can be passed anonymously via the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.