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Kirkcudbright wicker horse vandalised

The wicker horse. Credit: Police Scotland

Artistic displays in Kirkcudbright, including a giant wicker horse and a Tardis-style police phone box, have been vandalised.

Police Scotland received a call on Tuesday 23 October complaining that the features, which were installed as part of the town's Festival of Light, had been damaged.

The wicker horse's legs have been broken, and the windows of the police box have been smashed.

The windows of the phone box have been smashed. Credit: Gabrielle Taylor Harrington

Police enquiries suggest this may have happened the previous evening, Monday 22 October, in the harbour area of the town.

It seems incredible and very sad that anyone would wilfully damage these pieces of art. The community will be rightly outraged by this act and I would ask that anyone who has any information about who carried out this act of vandalism to call Police Scotland on 101, quoting the reference 1567 of 23rd October 2018."

– Inspector Gavin McHallum