A 12-year-old boy has been charged after a priest’s parish home was ‘focused’.
Youths have been singling out the chapel home adjoined to the Holy Household Catholic Church in Mossend Bellshill for over a month.
Disturbing behaviour together with shouting abuse have left Father Brown “unsettled and pissed off”.
And on Thursday at 4.45pm the violence escalated when the entrance home windows of parish priest Father Michael Brown’s house have been smashed.
Talking from his house yesterday, Father Brown, 57, mentioned: “Final week they began coming spherical right here and shouting abuse and operating about. It escalated final evening when the window was smashed.
“It has been unsettling and irritating, we didn’t know what to do or when this could finish.
“The police have been right here for some time however as soon as they left the youngsters got here again, they maintain defying them.
“I’ve been on this parish for 2 years and have by no means had any hassle, however the previous six weeks have been fixed.”
Sancta Familia Media shared pictures of the broken home windows on Twitter and requested locals to be alert.
They wrote: “That is fairly frankly disgusting.
“Our parish priest at Holy Household Parish Mossend has had hassle in latest days with youngsters who’re intimidating him by trespassing and being abusive.
“In the present day they’ve smashed the entrance home windows of the parish home.
“This shouldn’t be tolerated and the prices will fall on the parish which is already beneath a tighter squeeze as a consequence of lockdown.
“Nobody deserves this.”
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The photographs of the damage outraged social media users, with one writing simply: “Shame on them. men of the cloth, of whatever persuasion, should be shown respect.”
A Police Scotland spokesperson: “Officers were called to Hope Street in Bellshill on Thursday, 4 March after reports of anti-social behaviour of youths and vandalism.
“A 12-year-old boy has been charged in connection with vandalism and enquiries are ongoing.”
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