Clean-Up After Graffiti Spree In Bournemouth

25 September 2013, 15:17 | Updated: 25 September 2013, 16:22

Bournemouth Borough Council's Street Services have been out working to remove graffiti that appeared overnight on more than 77 walls, trees, fences and vehicles in the Southbourne area.

The council says it's workers carried out an initial assessment early this morning 'on what seems to be an unprovoked and rather senseless violation of street furniture and local residents' property'.   

Councillor Michael Filer, Cabinet Member for Transport, Cleansing and Waste, said:

"We do not tolerate damage to public property, which damages community spirit and morale. If anyone knows who the perpetrators are, I would urge them to contact the Police immediately.

"In the meantime, I am pleased to say that our street cleaners are striving tirelessly for Southbourne residents to ensure the large areas of graffiti on private property are removed as quickly as possible. Some alleyways will need pressure washing and removal, so we will be liaising with local residents and businesses to ensure the clean up creates very little disruption to the lives of those affected.

"I am determined that the decent members of our society shall be protected from this tiny anti-social element whose aim is destruction rather than construction."