Disgust in Shotton at graffiti being daubed on properties

Published date: 08 January 2014 |
Published by: David Humphreys
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COMMUNITY leaders have hit out against graffiti being daubed across their town.

Members of Shotton Town Council have reacted angrily to what appears to be a tag sprayed across various properties in the town.

Vandals have used paint to mark “MD7” on fence panels, buildings and even car windows across Shotton.

Sgt Sue Richards, of North Wales Police, confirmed the tag had cropped up in five separate reported incidents, the latest appearing in an alleyway between North Street and Green Lane.

Cllr Mike Evans said he first discovered the markings when hewent to the 33 Club on Shotton Lane on New Year’s Eve.

He said: “It’s graffiti. It’s not nice at all. It’s just plain vandalism.

“It’s far from a ‘Banksy’ effort this, but we’re afraid people will see this graffiti and give whoever it is that is doing it a platform.

“I’m really angry about this because it’s unsightly for the area and whoever it is has got no thought for people’s personal property.

“We can’t be having this around here, it’s just not on. It’s bang out of order.”
Council chairman, Cllr David Evans, called the spraying spree “childish and immature”.

He said: “It’s one of those things we will continue to clean and tidy up whenever it happens.

“It’s childish, immature and these people will realise they are running down their town and making it worse.

“We’ve had comments the town was actually beginner to look cleaner but we’ll just have to keep trying.”

At a meeting of Shotton Town Council on Monday evening, Flintshire Council Streetscene officer John Griffiths told members the graffiti appeared to be a tag and urged residents to contact the council to have it cleaned off, should marks continue to appear.

North Wales Police are appealing for information relating to the graffiti. Anyone who can help should call 101, quoting reference number RM14000161.

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