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Writing is on the wall for Sidmouth graffiti vandals

10:58 13 March 2014

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


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.

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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