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Investigation after spate of racist graffiti in Plungington

Posted on - 26th May, 2020 - 5:40pm | Author - | Posted in - Ashton-on-Ribble, Crime, Plungington, Politics, Preston Council, Preston News
Racist graffiti in Eldon Street

Police are investigating after a spate of racist graffiti appeared in Plungington over the bank holiday weekend.

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Nazi symbols were sprayed around the Eldon Street bridge area in gold paint.

Cllr Pav Akhtar, who represents the Plungington ward, said he has asked Preston City Council to remove the vandalism.

He said: “This comes on the back of a number of racist comments that have been reported in the local area.

“There have been two further incidents nearby at the Market and Stocks Road on the Ashton/Plungington border.”

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A spokesperson for Preston City Council said they had cleaned up all the reports of the graffiti during the course of Tuesday (May 26).

A city council worker removes graffiti from one of the sites in the city targeted Pic: Preston City Council
A city council worker removes graffiti from one of the sites in the city targeted Pic: Preston City Council

The city council said: “Racism and messages of hate have no place in Preston and we’re grateful to those who came forward and reported it.”

The leader of Preston City Council, councillor Matthew Brown, who also represents the Plungington ward, said: “Really proud of the council staff responding so quickly to remove abusive graffiti which appeared this weekend including in Plungington.

“There is no place for hate in Preston.”

A police spokesman confirmed they are aware of the graffiti and are investigating.

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