Writing is on the wall for Sidmouth graffiti vandals

Vandals have left graffiti on the sea wall at the west end of Sidmouth esplenade. Picture by Alex Walton. Ref shs 6131-10-14AW Vandals have left graffiti on the sea wall at the west end of Sidmouth esplenade. Picture by Alex Walton. Ref shs 6131-10-14AW

Thursday, March 13, 2014
10:58 AM

A WARNING has been issued to graffiti vandals who struck twice in the space of a few days in an upmarket Sidmouth suburb and on the beach.

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Graffiti on a garage in Bickwell Valley Sidmouth. Photo by Terry Ife. Ref shs 2378-10-14TIGraffiti on a garage in Bickwell Valley Sidmouth. Photo by Terry Ife. Ref shs 2378-10-14TI

The spray-paint-wielding culprits have been warned police take such matters ‘very seriously’.

Offenders have used the cover of darkness to ‘tag’ a garage door in Bickwell Valley and a wall on the seafront.

“It’s very pretty but not the sort of thing that happens around here,” said surprised Bickwell Valley resident Margaret Adams.

“It takes a few seconds for someone to do but a lot of time and public money to remove it,” said Sergeant Andy Squires.

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