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Local councillor condemns vandal attack on Sutherland food store as a "disgraceful and wanton act" in a time of crisis

By Ali Morrison

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Sutherland councillor Deirdre Mackay has condemned a vandal who took a hammer to nine windows at Brora Co-op this week.

A hammer was used to damage the windows at Brora Co-op.
A hammer was used to damage the windows at Brora Co-op.

She said the incident was made even worse because it happened at a time of national crisis when the store was doing all it could to support the local population.

A hammer was driven into the nine, large reinforced windows towards the front of the store.

The incident is thought to have happened around midnight on Wednesday.

A police spokesman said a man was seen walking away from the store in the direction of Fountain Square after carrying out the act.

He is described as approximately 6ft tall, of slim to medium build and wearing dark clothing, black and white trainers and white socks.

The hood of the top he was wearing was up.

Cllr Mackay, Highland Council representative for East Sutherland and Edderton said: "It was a disgraceful and wanton act of vandalism, particularly at a time when we have been so dependant on the Co-op, with both the organisation and staff providing a sterling service to local people."

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101, quoting reference NE/1659/20, or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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