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Latest graffiti protest brands SES ‘a disgrace’

06:04 06 August 2014

The former SES building on the high street has been targeted again this week. Photo by Terry Ife. Ref shs 3797-31-14TI To order your copy of this photograph go to www.sidmouthherald.co.uk and click on myphotos24

The former SES building on the high street has been targeted again this week. Photo by Terry Ife. Ref shs 3797-31-14TI To order your copy of this photograph go to www.sidmouthherald.co.uk and click on myphotos24

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Vandals have targeted a town centre property for the second time in a month – apparently in protest at the condition of the building.

Fresh graffiti appeared on a gate outside former stationer’s shop SES on Tuesday, just weeks after a similar message was whitewashed over.

The new message reads: “This is a disgrace – an insult to Sidmouth.”

Sidmouth police sergeant Andy Squires said he was aware of the graffiti but added that it had not been formally reported by the owner of the building.

He said: “It’s a bit short-sighted really – it doesn’t make the building look any better. If whoever did it wanted to help they should perhaps have used some white emulsion instead of pink lettering.”

A spokesman for East Devon District Council said that officers will ‘keep a close eye’ on the High Street property, but the condition of the building had not yet reached a point where the council could intervene.

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