COMMUNITY leaders have voiced their anger following a second graffiti attack in Selkirk.

In the hours leading up the town's Common Riding in June offensive wording was spray-painted on the War memorial as well as other prominent landmarks.

Despite an appeal and investigation by police the vandal wasn't caught.

And during the early hours of Sunday morning similar graffiti was painted onto another four areas of the town.

References to drug dealing and paedophilia were sprayed onto the historic entrance of the Haining Estate as well as a community building at the the top of The Green.

More graffiti was also discovered on the arches at Bannerfield footbridge and on the flood defence walls.

Community policeman Conal McEwan told us: "We have been made aware of this latest act of vandalism and we would urge anyone who knows who is behind it to contact the police."

The sickening vandalism was also raised at the town's community council meeting on Monday.

Chairman Alistair Pattullo said: "It is terrible that we have to see this again.

"It looks very much like the same person using the same paint as the last time."

Although specialist cleaning by Scottish Borders Council removed the graffiti from the War Memorial remnants of the original attack are still noticeable.

And it is feared that the latest wording will also mar the town for months to come.

Community councillor David Deacon added: "This latest graffiti seems to have been done by the same perpetrator as who spray painted the War Memorial."

Anyone with information is asked to contact Police Scotland on 101.