'˜Crude' graffiti in Greysteel condemned

Vandals have struck again at a play park in Greysteel, writes Sheena Jackson.

Friday, 8th July 2016, 9:31 am
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 8:47 pm
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The graffiti at the facility, based beside the Community Centre, was discovered on Wednesday morning.

Earlier this summer, the park was vandalised with hundreds of pounds worth of damage caused to equipment.

At that time, Raymond O’Hara from Greysteel Community Centre said they were considering weekend closure of the facility if the anti social behaviour continued.

Speaking about the lastest vandalism, Mr. O’Hara said: “It was crude graffiti of a sexual nature, and names were daubed on the wall. It was very offensive.

“It was done during the day and, I understand, it was youths.

“The Council attended and painted over it very quickly, because you don’t want parents and children seeing that.

“All you can do is appeal to the vandals to stop. I think they think it’s fun, but it’s not funny.

“I would urge parents to keep an eye on their children.”

Sinn Fein councillor, Dermot Nicholl, said: “This is the second time in the last few weeks this has happened.

“It’s gone beyond a joke, and no-one is amused. No-one thinks it’s funny.”