Watch: Luke Mitchell graffiti plaguing Falkirk area

The “Free Luke Mitchell”-related slogans are appearing all over the Falkirk area as vandals deface bridges, walls and underpasses.

Friday, 5th March 2021, 1:14 pm

Yesterday The Falkirk Herald reported graffiti had been sprayed – stating “Luke Mitchell is innocent” and “Free Luke now ” among other things – on a small utility building in Grangemouth’s historic Zetland Park.

Now further slogans referring to the convicted killer have appeared on a bridge over Stirling Road in Camelon and on the banks of the canal and underpass near the world famous Kelpies.

Luke Mitchell, who was then 15-years-old, was accused of murdering 14-year-old Jodi Jones in Dalkeith on June 30, 2003. Following a trial he was convicted in January 2005 and sentenced to detention without limit of time with a minimum of 20 years.

Luke Mitchell related graffiti is spreading all over the Falkirk area with more slogans appearing in Stirling Road, Camelon, and the canal at the Kelpies, as well as in Zetland Park, Grangemouth

A Channel 5 documentary, entitled Murder in a Small Town, was broadcast recently suggesting Mitchell was innocent of the crime.

Police are aware of the vandalism.

If anyone has any information they should call 101.