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Police investigating after vandals spray-paint “paedo home” on Queen’s Scottish residence

POLICE are investigating after a vandal graffitiedpaedo home” on the wall outside the Queen’s Scottish residence.

The outer walls of the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh were pictured yesterday morning spray-painted with two defamatory remarks.

One image shows “paedo home” sprayed in large white letters along one wall, while the palace can be seen in the background.

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Holyroodhouse vandalised with the words “paedo home”.

Another image shows the words “burn Tory scum” written along the same wall in similar style.

The graffiti comes just days after a US court ruled that Virginia Giuffre, who claims that Prince Andrew abused her when she was 17, could proceed with legal action against him.

Prince Andrew has strongly denied the claims.

Buckingham Palace released a statement on Thursday saying that The Duke of York would be returning his military titles and royal patronages back to the Queen.

Rory Richmond, a law student from Glasgow, posted a photo on Twitter yesterday of the graffiti aimed at the Conservatives. 

He wrote: “This was photographed at Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh earlier today.

“We must condemn and confront the mindless acts of vandalism and hatred.”

The tweet has received over 200 likes and has had dozens of comments and retweets. 

Social media users were outraged by the graffiti.

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Another part of the wall of Holyroodhouse vandalised with the words “burn Tory scum”.  C. Twitter/@RoryRichmond_

@RolandButter12 said: “Civic and Joyous Scottish Nationalism writ large.”

@piltonjambo said: “Appalling vandalism.

“There are no excuses for it at all, it’s criminality whether or not it suits your political party of choice.

“I really do hope the one who did this is caught and dealt with.”

@Aldo21T said: “The prats s*** in their own nest.”

@Alanma47724282 added: “Education will help these clowns.”

A Police Scotland spokesperson today said: “Police received a report of vandalism on an external wall at the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh which happened between 4pm on Saturday, 15 January and 8am on Sunday, 16 January, 2022. 

“Enquiries are ongoing and anyone with information should contact police via 101, quoting incident number 1071 of 16 January.”

Speaking today, Rory Richmond said: “I was out on a local walk around the great Arthur’s Seat in Edinburgh.

“I couldn’t believe what I had seen.

“It’s clearly something that should not be happening in 21st century Scotland, and it shows what words can amalgamate into.”

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