Appeal after wooden bridge at tourist hotspot vandalised

The bridge, at Barry Mill near Carnoustie, has now been rendered unsafe to use.

Appeal after wooden bridge at tourist hotspot vandalised Police Scotland
Damage: The bridge is now unsafe to use.

Police are appealing for information following the vandalism of a wooden bridge at a tourist hotspot in Angus.

The bridge, at the National Trust for Scotland’s Barry Mill near Carnoustie, has now been rendered unsafe to use with repair costs estimated at “well into five figures”.

From information provided by witnesses, investigating officers believe the damage occurred at some point between 8pm and 9pm on Thursday, May 28.

A force spokesperson said: “The bridge has been damaged by one of the handrails being broken off and pushed into the burn. 

“This has now rendered the bridge unsafe and unusable. Estimates of the cost of repairing or replacing the bridge are well into five figures.”

If you have any information, call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.