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Scots pull together to clean up vile racist graffiti spray-painted across local shop

A SCOTS community has pulled together to clean up racist graffiti that was spray-painted across a local shop.

Locals from Methil, Fife took it upon themselves to clean the racist slurs that were written across Kirkland Mini Market on Thursday. 

Several vile slurs were painted across the building in red and white paint during the hate fueled incident.

The words “Back ti your own country”, “P***ie f***s” and p***y b******s go home” covered most of the exterior walls of the shop.

Swastika’s were also spray-painted in white across the shop’s shutters during the disgusting incident.

Cameron McPhail, a food production operative from Methil, about the racial attack and turned up to the shop with his sisters to paint over the messages.

Images show the 21-year-old and his sisters Lucienne Robertson, 27, and Courtney McPhail, 20, painting the exterior of the shop along with shop owners Faisal and Sajid.

The racial abuse in red spray paint - Scottish Crime News
The disgusting graffiti plastered across the shop.                                                              (c) Cameron MacPhail

Speaking today Cameron said: “My sisters saw the graffiti on their way home and immediately wanted to do something about it.

“The shop owners Faisal and Sajid tried to cover the spray paint with whatever they could and so my sisters offered to paint the walls for them. 

“My sister then spoke to B&Q Leven and they provided some of the paint for free, the rest of the paint was paid for from donations from the public.

“My sister called me and our neighbour Rab Redpath and we were all there for about 4-5 hours and helped to clean up the shop.” 

Cameron posted about the shocking incident on Facebook on Sunday, writing: “To the racist criminals that vandalised the Kirkland Mini Market Methil over the weekend.

“It doesn’t matter how many times you write your disgusting words on these walls, we will be there every time to paint over them.

“Massive thank you to my family and friends Lucienne Robertson, Courtney McPhail, Rabby Redpath as well as all my cousins.

“Thank you to those that donated money to pay for the paint.” 

The Fife shop covered in graffiti - Scottish Crime News
The Methill shop faced disgusting racial abuse.                                                                     (c) Cameron McPhail

The post had over 200 likes and comments from proud locals. 

Gavin McPhail said: “So proud of my kids and everyone else involved for this wonderful act of kindness and there community spirit.”

Den Robertson said: “Super proud of you all! Absolutely vile to whoever has done that.” 

While Paul Francis added: “Scotland at its worst, and it’s best. Well done to all involved. You all deserve medals.” 

Speaking today shop owner Sajid said: “We were upset and shocked. But the local community supported us so much.

“We are doing better now, but still upset. The police are coming later today. 

“We have had fights, shoplifting and all sorts before but never anything like this before.”

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