Hate poster found in park after flag pole is chopped down

TAYSIDE POLICE are conducting an investigation after a hate poster targeting two local councillors was discovered in a park.

It is understood that the banner containing photographs and text aimed at Angus Council leader Bob Myles and Provost Ruth Leslie-Melville was found at Edzell Muir car park.

A member of the public reported the incident to the police after finding the poster lying beside a flag pole that had been chopped down.

The damaged pole was a replacement for an identical pole that had previously been vandalised.

A Union Jack had been flying at the top of the pole.

The attack marks the fourth time the Edzell village flag-poles have been damaged in the last three years.

Confirming that an investigation into the incident is ongoing, police appealed for witnesses to come forward.

“Sometime between 5 pm on Monday, November 7 and 7.15 am on Tuesday, November 8, one of the flag poles at Edzell Muir car park on Gannochy Road was cut down,” said the police spokesperson.

“The metal flag-pole was around 25 feet tall and a poster was found in the area.

“We would appeal to anyone who was in the area at the time and who may have witnessed the incident to contact Tayside Police on 0300 111 2222 or speak to any police officer.”