Exmouth police appeal for help tracing graffiti vandals

EXMOUTH police are appealing for information tracing the culprits who defaced toilets on The Maer.

EXMOUTH police are appealing for information tracing the culprits who defaced toilets on The Maer.

Officers say the building has been repeatedly targeted with graffiti daubed on the outside walls.

Exmouth neighbourhood team leader sergeant Nick Southern said the attacks were carried out over several months, with the most recent within the last fortnight.

He said the police want to stamp out the problem before the area becomes a permanent magnet for vandals.


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Officers are appealing for the public to immediately report anyone seen vandalising the building to the police.

To help trace the culprits the police are liaising with Exmouth Community College asking teachers if they recognise any of the tags.

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The police hope parents will notify officers if they identify the vandals.

And shopkeepers are being urged to be aware of who is buying spray paint.

Sgt Southern said the police would be monitoring the area keeping an eye out for those responsible for the attacks.

He said: "Generally we are out and about on The Maer Friday and Saturday night because of the underage drinking operation we do.

"There have been no other scenes of graffiti around the town.

"It's such a secluded area. People see groups of youths down there but don't report it to us.

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