Carnwadric Church, home to the Rainbow Centre and Carnwadric Win Project, was ransacked last night by a suspected 'young team' who etched their 'tag' into the Church vestibule. 

After a phone call from a member of the local community, Carnwadric church green keeper found the church door burst open early this morning.

Although the full extent of the damage is yet to be assessed, cash boxes and laptops have been stolen, and a member of the community found a charity bank card this morning in a park. 

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Various areas in the church have suffered extensive damage

Charity employees told the Evening Times that windows have been smashed and TV's torn off the walls. 

In pictures sent to the Evening Times, 'AYT' is clearly etched onto the church walls, with some employees believing this to be the mark of a local 'young team' in the Thornliebank area. 

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One staff member who works in the Rainbow centre said that the vandalism to the centre was "devastating". 

"The Rainbow Friendship Centre, Winn Project and Church are completely trashed. 

"I don't know how long this is going to affect our members for. It's an absolute disgrace. 

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"We just wanted the news out there to news platforms and on social media. 

"Our members don't have anywhere to go, and a lot of them depend on this place, it's their only way out - some of them don't get out at all". 

Ann Walsh, Day Care Manager said: "To be quite honest, we don't know how bad the damage is. Cash and laptops are stolen, we're still looking for files. 

"The church and the charities are a huge service to families and young people in the local community. 

"Doors have been kicked open, filing cabinets are on the ground, windows are smashed. 

"We don't know who is responsible but we think it's a young team as in the vestibule area of the church, 'AYT' is scribbled on the wall, which we think means 'Arden Young Team'."

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A spokesperson for Police Scotland told the Evening Times: 

"We received a report of a housebreaking at the Rainbow Care Centre on Boydstone Road, Glasgow, around 8.40am on Wednesday 21 August 2019.

"Inquiries are ongoing."

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The Rainbow Care centre was established in August 1990 to provide support to people over 50 years of age who reside in Greater Pollok, Newlands, Auldburn and Thornliebank.