Primary school repeatedly targeted by vandals and firebugs

Police are appealing for information to help find those who broke-in and caused damage by setting fires.

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A primary school in Glasgow has been targeted by vandals and firestarters multiple times since the start of year.

St Maria Goretti Primary has been broken into, vandalised and set on fire at least three times in January.

The cost of the damage to the Skerryvore Road school is estimated to run into thousands of pounds.

Yvonne Henry, head teacher, said: “We are situated in the centre of the community in Cranhill and we provide services valuable to the area in this difficult time of the Covid-19 pandemic.

“The damage costs are horrendous and to quite honest it is the last thing we were needing or expected.

“Working with other agencies we will improve our security measures and I would encourage anyone with information on these break-ins to contact the police”

Chief inspector Michael Duddy, of London Road police station, said: “This series of break-ins to the school has caused a lot of damage to a valuable community asset.

“The people who broke into the school last week have caused a terrible amount of damage by setting fires within the building.

“Those responsible are likely to reside locally and we are continuing our enquiries to trace those responsible.”

Anyone with information should contact the police on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.