Police in the Highlands say a house formerly owned by Jimmy Savile has been daubed with abusive slogans.
The white bungalow at Allt-na-Ruigh in Glencoe was Savile’s Highland bolthole for many years.
Northern Constabulary said the graffiti was painted on the building overnight. The bungalow’s walls and windows have been plastered with ‘Jimmy the Beast’ slogans.
The late television and radio presenter, who lies at the centre of allegations of paedophile and sexual abuse allegations from more than 300 people, bought the house, named Allt-na-Reigh on 1:50,000 Ordnance Survey maps, in 1998.
One of the charitable trusts set up in his name planned to use the Glencoe building for residential stays for disabled people, but these plans are in abeyance following the trust’s decision to close following the storm over Savile’s alleged abuses.
The house lies on the main road through Glencoe, a couple of hundred metres east of the main laybys used by hundreds of walkers and climbers heading for the Three Sisters and Lost Valley – Coire Gabhail, and at which numerous tourist coaches stop off to allow passengers a view of Glencoe’s impressive mountain scenery.
A Northern Constabulary spokesperson said: “Police would appeal for any person with information regarding this incident contact the local police at Glencoe or the police at Fort William on 01397 702361. Alternatively any person with information can contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”