Police are investigating after posters targeting a teacher in an apparent hate campaign appeared in the city.
The A4 posters, which were reportedly stuck to buildings in and around Lochee High Street on Tuesday, carried a picture of a woman with the world “bully” above it.
The teacher in question has been made aware of the posters, with the council “supporting” the staff member.
Due to the nature of the claims made, the Tele has decided not to identify the teacher.
A council spokesman today branded the allegations “malicious and unsubstantiated”.
He said council officers were working with Police Scotland to investigate.
He also urged anyone with information or who sees any posters to contact the police.
At this stage neither the police nor the local authority knows where the posters originated from or who is responsible.
One member of the public, who declined to be named, said they had seen posters stuck to Farmfoods in Aimer Square, and on various other buildings on the High Street.
The man said: “I noticed them as I was walking to the shops. They seemed to be catching the eye of a lot of people walking past. It’s a strange way to try to air a grievance.
“Whoever it is clearly has an axe to grind. I went past later on and they were gone.”
A council spokesman said: “Dundee City Council condemns these malicious and unsubstantiated allegations which have been made against a member of staff.
“We are supporting this teacher and council officers are working with police on the matter.
“We would ask anyone in the community with any information on these posters to contact Police Scotland.”
A police spokesman said: “Officers are aware of the matter.”