Cancer centre hit by sick vandals

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Maggie's Highland was attacked by vandals the day before it was due to open for the first time since lockdown 

1st September 2020 by Gareth Jones 0 Comments

A cancer care centre has been vandalised only hours before it was due to reopen for the first time since the start of lockdown.

Several windows and glass doors were smashed and flooring damaged at the Maggie's Highland building in Inverness.

The incident occurred in the early hours of Sunday morning (30 August) and the charity said it would take two to three days before the damage could be repaired.

Centre head Seonaid Green said: "We are absolutely devastated by the damage to our centre.

"We have been providing support since the start of lockdown by phone, email and digitally, but we have been gradually seeing people face to face again, by appointment, and making sure those people from across the Highlands living with cancer have the support they need at what is an incredibly difficult time.

"Now we need to rearrange appointments and take two or three days to fix the damage."

Police have confirmed a 26-year-old man has been arrested and charged in connection with the incident.

He will be reported to the procurator fiscal and is expected to appear at Inverness Sheriff Court at a later date.