VANDALS have struck at a Peeblesshire football ground – turning the site into a “complete mess”.

Victoria Park, in Innerleithen, has frequently been targeted over the past couple of seasons.

And this week, officials at Vale of Leithen FC were left "heartbroken" once again when they discovered a fence had been torn down and glass bottles strewn near the pitch.

Chairman Stuart Robertson told us: "We haven’t got the money to keep repairing the ground.

"It’s absolutely heartbreaking.

"There were 20 to 30 bottles scattered and smashed glass in the dug-out and tunnel areas.

"The fence was also damaged.

"The place was just full of rubbish. It was a complete mess."

As previously reported, the club was recently given the green light to install floodlights at Victoria Park.

And the club are desperate to prevent any further damage to equipment in the future.

Mr Robertson added: "It’s really worrying that people are coming in here and damaging things at the park.

"We’ve contacted the police and told local councillors who said they would raise the issue at their next meeting.

"We’d encourage anyone who sees anyone in the ground when they shouldn’t be, just to call the police."

Victoria Park was hit by similar vandalism back in January.

And last year the club were forced to act after louts left a trail of sectarian slurs.

Vile anti-Catholic slogans were spray-painted onto doors, signs and windows during the attack.

On the latest incident, a Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Police received a report of vandalism at Victoria Park in Innerleithen around 8.20am on Tuesday, July 14.

“The vandalism is believed to have occurred between Friday, July 10, and Tuesday, July 14.

"Enquiries are ongoing.

“Anyone with information should call police on 101, quoting incident 0609 of July 14.”