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Maesteg police appeal to communityl to track graffiti vandals

Date Published: 01/05/2012

Police in Maesteg are appealing to the community for information after graffiti vandals recently targeted skate park facilities at the Welfare Park.

 

The skate park, which had received a £2500 revamp just days before being damaged, was defaced with graffiti sometime between Sunday 22nd April and Thursday 26th April.

 

Officers are now asking the public to help them to identify the graffiti criminal behind the distinctive ‘FELIX’ tag that has been sprayed all over the park’s ramps.

 

Local PCSO Kim Harris had recently been working with young people in Maesteg to rejuvenate the skate park. On the weekend of the 21st and 22nd April, PCSO Harris, PCSO Dave Johnson and street artist Lloyd Roberts redesigned the park’s skate ramps with a group of local children.

PCSO Harris said: “The kids put a lot of effort in to revamping the skate park and they were so pleased with the result. It’s such a shame that someone has now ruined all their hard work.

 

“The park is really important to the local community as it provides a place for youngsters to go and keeps them off the street, which in turn leads to a reduction in anti-social behaviour and youth annoyance in the area.”

 

Sergeant Fiona Haggerty from the Maesteg Neighbourhood Policing Team said: “ Graffiti is a real blight on our community and I hope that members of the public can help us to identify those responsible for damaging the skate park.”

 

Anyone with information is asked to contact Maesteg Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111

 

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