A WEE COUNTY man has hit out at vandals targeting a local cemetery, after the ornaments and flowers around his father-in-law's grave were trashed.

Ian Hunter, 65, visits the site at Tullibody Cemetery every morning, but discovered a nasty surprise during one of his visits earlier this month.

He found that several graves – including his father-in-law's – had had the ornaments around them smashed, and flowers had been pulled apart and thrown around too.

The find left him distraught, but he claimed he was heartened by the response from locals when news of the incident had spread on social media soon after.

Ian told the Advertiser: "I just feel like it must have been some bored teenagers that wanted to make some damage.

"They didn't damage the stones, it was just the decorations."

Having visited the grave the night before and found everything to be fine, Ian believes the vandals struck between the evening of Monday, August 6, and the morning of Tuesday, August 7.

After finding the damage, he walked home and then came back with a brush and bag to clean up some of the mess.

However, Ian was happy to discover that some other local people had also turned out to help with the clean up by the time he had returned.

And when news of what happened was shared on social media, he was pleased to see how concerned others were about the incident.

When asked how he felt about the damage that had been caused, he said: "I just feel it's a nuisance.

"It makes you feel really sad that people can actually do that.

"It must have been young people doing it, because the older generation wouldn't do that sort of thing."

The incident at Tullibody Cemetery comes amid further instances of vandalism in the Wee County in recent weeks.

Last month, someone damaged Alloa's Moncrieff UF Church after kicking down a door.

And more recently, planters in the town centre have also been damaged.

Anyone who has any information about any of the incidents should contact police on 101.