Graveyard and Church Defaced in Blackfairs Walk

Country: United Kingdom

Date of incident: May 25, 2023

Vandals targeted the Auld Kirk of Ayr in Blackfriars Walk on the evening of May 25. Grave stones were painted, rude imagery was drawn over stained glass windows and profanity was written on an iron gate. Historic stonework, as well as a welcome sign featuring a picture of King Charles III was vandalized with red spray paint. The incident is being investigated by Ayr Police.

The Police of Scotland South Ayrshire posted on Twitter (X) on June 1 that 4 youths have been identified following reports of this vandalsim. 2 of the youths are age 13, and 2 are age 14. A report will be submitted to the children's reporter.  

sources: Daily RecordThe World NewsPolice Scotland South Ayrshire Tweet

picture: Tweet by Bloody Politics