Graffiti vandals anger residents

Police are investigating a series of graffiti tags that have appeared in South Shore in recent days.
Police are investigating a series of graffiti tags that have appeared in South Shore in recent days.
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A graffiti crime spree in South Shore has left police puzzled as they try to work out who is responsible for the crude designs.

Between 10 and 20 so-called “tags” have appeared around Waterloo Road and St Heliers Road over the last two weeks.

Police are investigating a series of graffiti tags that have appeared in South Shore in recent days.

Police are investigating a series of graffiti tags that have appeared in South Shore in recent days.

The symbols, which come in two distinct designs – one resembling the number three and the other the letter “S” – have also been spotted in the Bancroft Park area.

Now officers are appealing to members of the public as they try to identify the people responsible and bring them to justice.

And residents have taken to social media to blast the graffiti artists, saying they have made the area look a “mess”.

Insp Matt Willmot, based at Blackpool South police station, said: “It is so disappointing when Blackpool south has enjoyed such a successful summer, with high rates of tourism, but the approach road that people would have taken into town has been hit by graffiti.

Police are investigating a series of graffiti tags that have appeared in South Shore in recent days.

Police are investigating a series of graffiti tags that have appeared in South Shore in recent days.

“It would have affected how people saw the town.

“The ones on Waterloo Road are completely indiscriminate – it looks as though someone has gone along and sprayed every bit of wall they can see.”

He said police are still trying to determine if the tags are the work of one person or group, or whether there are rival sets of graffiti artists involved. Anyone with information should call police on 101.