The Archdiocese of Glasgow has condemned a "shameful attack" on the city's third oldest church.

Police Scotland were called to St Simon's in Partick at about 4.20pm yesterday.

Officers believe St Simon's Catholic church on Partick Bridge Street was targeted between 1.30pm and 4pm on Monday afternoon, when the church was open.

They said there was "significant damage" to the interiors.

However police said the incident was not thought to be sectarian related or a hate crime offence.

Images shared on Twitter showed damage to the altar area of the church including broken statues and other holy relics.

The Archdiocese of Glasgow described the incident as a "shameful attack on a much loved church" and added: "Let's find those responsible and send out the message loud and clear that this kind of action is unacceptable."

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A police spokeswoman said: "Between 1.30pm and 4pm on Monday, April 29, vandalism was carried out at St Simon's church at Partick Bridge Street. 

"The church would have been open at the time."

"There is nothing to suggest the incident is sectarian or hate crime. Inquiries are ongoing."