GlasGLOW claim 'vandals identified' after obscene graffiti found

Organisers said a member of the public came forward claiming to identify those involved.

GlasGLOW claim ‘vandals identified’ after obscene graffiti found at installation Itison

Organisers of a light show event in Glasgow have said that names have been passed on to the police following an appeal after their installation was vandalised.

On Saturday, GlasGLOW organisers, itison, claimed that parts of their display had been covered with “obscene” graffiti by “eco-extremists”.

It came after weeks of criticism towards the event at Glasgow’s Botanic Gardens, claiming itison is “abusing wildlife and destroying the gardens” by hosting the event.

Organisers said that after releasing footage in an appeal, a member of the public came forward claiming to identify those involved.

An itison spokesperson said: “Following a massive team effort, the event production team were able to remedy the vandalism and open the event last night. 

“GlasGLOW has high-definition CCTV and 24 hour security in operation whilst on in Glasgow’s Botanic Gardens.

“Organisers would like to thank the public for their support and are working with the police in relation to the individuals involved.”

Earlier, a Police Scotland spokesperson said: “On Saturday, October 29, police received a report of a vandalism that took place earlier that morning at an event in Botanic Gardens, Glasgow.

“Police enquiries are ongoing into this report and anyone with information that may assist the enquiry should contact 101 with reference 1472 of October 29.”