After graffiti showing two dogs fornicating on the side of a Preston park’s toilet was removed a rogue poster campaign has begun.Advertisement
Posters have appeared across Moor Park showing the graffiti and warning it is ‘missing’.
Preston City Council said the posters, which carry its branding but are not council-endorsed, were being removed.
In late March a Blog Preston reader, Andrew Hobbs, had sent in pictures of the graffiti of the dogs which was on the toilet block by Blackpool Road.
78 per cent of Blog Preston readers said they felt the image was art and not graffiti.
The city council removed the graffiti, and this has triggered the poster campaign.
A spokesman for the city council said: “You really do have to question why someone would go to the lengths of creating a poster like this and then to go around putting them up in the park,’ said a spokesman.
“It’s totally unacceptable. It causes offence and costs taxpayers money to remove them.
“Moor Park is part way through a multi-million pound improvement programme.
“There’s a new skate park there, new drainage is going in and the whole park is getting a much-needed facelift.
“If anyone knows who is behind these unauthorised posters then we’d be pleased to find out more, as fly-posting is also an offence.”
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The graffiti is thought to refer to Moor Park’s long-held status as a ‘dogging’ hotspot, where couples meet for outdoor sexual encounters.