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Thurso's Ali G wannabe condemned for wall graffiti


By David G Scott

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A Thurso vandal with aspirations to be the town's version of comedy character Ali G has brought more anger than laughs from locals.

The poor spelling of the graffiti did lead to a few LOL emojis being posted under the picture in the Caithness Photos page of Facebook.

The vandalised wall by Olrig Street has the words 'Thurso masive' painted on it.
The vandalised wall by Olrig Street has the words 'Thurso masive' painted on it.

Ali G was a satirical fictional character created and performed by English comedian Sacha Baron Cohen and claimed to lead a street gang called Da West Staines Massive.

In a nod to their hero, the perpetrator of the crime has written "Thurso Masive" – with the R in Thurso added as an afterthought and an S missing from "massive" – painted in white on a wall at Olrig Street.

Thurso and northwest Caithness councillor Matthew Reiss said: "This has been reported to council officers, who will remove it.

"Thurso only suffers from very occasional vandalism of this type and is one of the attractions for living here. Tourists have also commented to me in the past how unspoilt the town is".

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