Dundee residents have voiced anger after vandals smashed glass over a popular park path where people take their daily walk during the lockdown.
The entire width of a path going through Victoria Park was covered in what appears to be smashed alcohol bottles on Thursday.
Neighbourhood services convener Anne Rendall appealed to Dundonians to avoid doing anything “stupid” or create unnecessary work for the council and police during the pandemic.
Dog walker Gillian Sneddon said she and other walkers in the area had to dodge the broken glass during their daily exercise.
She added: “When I went out for a walk on Wednesday there was no mess, so it’s definitely been done very recently.
“I was walking towards Balgay Road when I saw all the glass.
“It was smashed vodka and beer bottles and from the way it was spread across the path, you could tell they’ve been thrown rather than someone just dropping them accidentally.
“The area covered was about three metres long, so it was quite a concerted effort.
“There was another woman there with a dog and she was quite concerned.
“Someone could be seriously hurt, whether it’s an adult, child or pet. I want to warn people to be careful.
Gillian added: “It’s incredibly selfish and short-sighted of people to do something like this at the best of times, but now the police, council and NHS have enough on their plate without dealing with the consequences of this kind of behaviour.”
Ms Rendall said she was having regular conversations with neighbourhood service officers to maintain essential services across Dundee and that she would alert them to the mess at Victoria Park.
She added: “It’s just not on, the ridiculous way some people are behaving.
“I will bring this up with neighbourhood services.
“It’s going to be very difficult over the coming weeks, because if staff get sick or go into self-isolation there will be pressure on essential services.
“I would appeal to people’s common sense, that at a time like this everybody needs to pull together and do whatever the government is asking us to do.
“I would ask people not to stupid things and not to create additional unnecessary work for our services.”
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