Residents have hit out at the “disgraceful” vandals who scrawled graffiti across a 50-foot wall.
A painted message bearing the words “no way out” has appeared on a wall in Dens Road, near the junction with Sibbald Street.
Neighbour Alan Fair, said the vandalism had appeared in recent days. .
The 76-year-old said: “I’ve lived here for more than 30 years and it’s an absolute disgrace what’s gone on that wall.
“At the end of the day what can you do? I never saw anyone doing it, I think the first time I saw it was Tuesday morning.
“There was another incident a couple of months back.
“One of the gable ends was covered in graffiti further up Dens Road, near to the Fiveways Club.”
Other residents in a block near the graffiti had been trying to figure out if it was written in a foreign language before branding it a “mess”.
One resident said: “We’ve been trying to figure out what it says. We thought it was maybe a political message of some sort. I’d gone to the United match on Friday and I thought I saw it then.”
One motorist who saw it said he was “amazed” someone had got away with the vandalism.
He said: “I have no idea what it says. I initially thought it had been written in another language. I’m amazed no one has been spotted scrawling that across such a stretch of wall.”
Neighbourhood services committee convener Kevin Cordell said: “There is a lot of great work being done in Dundee to encourage individuals and groups to help in the effort to prevent litter, dog fouling, graffiti and fly-tipping though our Take Pride in Your City campaign.
It’s disappointing that this act of graffiti is undermining all the good work going on to make our city a place for everyone to enjoy.”