Vandals force paddling pool closure

Carnoustie's Sandy Sensation park which has previously been targeted by vandals, in this case in 2013.
Carnoustie's Sandy Sensation park which has previously been targeted by vandals, in this case in 2013.

A Carnoustie paddling pool has been closed after vandals caused hundreds of pounds of damage.

The Sandy Sensations paddling pool was drained on Monday after the bottom of the pool was damaged by vandals.

At a cost of around £700, it mirrors a similar previous incident in terms of damage and expense and is one of a number of damaging attacks the attraction has endured.

Angus Council has arranged for the repair to be made within the next few days in the hope of having the pool back in use as soon as possible.

Officers are reviewing local CCTV to try and identify those responsible and the council will be reporting the incident to Police Scotland so they can carry out enquiries.

A council spokesperson said: “This isn’t the first time the paddling pool has been targeted for this type of mindless vandalism and it is a great shame that it has put the facility out of use for a time during the school holidays.

“The damage caused will be repaired by a specialist company in the coming days so we can make this popular attraction available again for the young people who enjoy it.

“While we are determined to ensure that the actions of a small minority cause as little impact as possible for the wider community, it is an expense the public purse could have done without.”

“We would ask anyone with information about this latest incident, or who wishes to discuss any issues relating to vandalism, to call the council ACCESSLine on 08452 777 778 or contact the police on 101.”