Wednesday, 14 July 2010

‘Hoaxer dumped clothing by Tay’

The headline in tonight's 'Evening Telegraph' highlights the irresponsible actions of an individual who, according to Tayside Police, maliciously dumped clothing by the river's edge last night - on Riverside Drive near to the Riverview Station Restaurant.

As the Tele rightly points out :

"It’s believed the full set of clothing may have been left as a hoax at a time when Dundee is still reeling from four young men having taken their own lives within the space of a couple of weeks.

The costs of the search could run into thousands of pounds."

I commented in the Tele that fundamentally, it’s insensitive and irresponsible given the concerning and upsetting circumstances over the past couple of weeks involving young men in Dundee. But over and above that there’s the fact that the emergency services have had to respond. They need to respond to real emergencies and having their resources used on this irresponsible action is very regrettable.