Police are investigating an alleged “threat” to a local political party.
Labour MSP Elaine Murray discovered broken glass had been forced through the letter box of the group’s office in Friar’s Vennel, Dumfries, late on Saturday night.
The Dumfriesshire MSP, who had been campaigning in the town with colleagues on Saturday, questioned whether someone was attempting to “send a message”.
Dr Murray said: “I don’t know why someone would do this – judging by what was put through the letter box, it suggests it was not just someone passing by.
“We have no idea why someone would do something like this – maybe they were trying to send a message. It’s a foolish thing to do and could result in someone being seriously hurt, especially when the glass ends up both inside and outside of the office door.
“Maybe we have upset someone with what we do, or they don’t like politicians, and this was their way of sending a threat or a message.
“I can assure you that this behaviour will not intimidate us and certainly will not stop us from carrying out our work.
“There was an incident earlier this year when someone forced rubbish through the letter box and now this. The important thing is that the police, who have collected some of the larger pieces of glass to check for any fingerprints, are now looking into this and hopefully they can catch whoever was responsible.”
Police are appealing for anyone who witnessed the “reckless” incident to come forward.
A spokesman said: “We can confirm that we received a report of glass smashed at a property in the Friar’s Vennel in Dumfries.
“Some of the glass was discovered inside the letterbox. Broken glass can be dangerous at any time, but putting some through a letterbox is distinctly reckless and only increases the chances of seriously hurting someone.
“This kind of attitude is not acceptable.”
Anyone who has any information about the incident is asked to contact police on 0845 600 5701 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.