Hinckley hit with 70+ illegal graffiti tags

Mason Moore | Hinckley Reporter | 6 August 2020

MORE than 70 graffiti tags that have appeared in and around Hinckley town centre last month have been reported by Hinckley residents.

Supplied imagery of the graffiti (Supplied by Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council and Mason Moore for Hinckley Free Press)

Town centre alleyways have become a major hotspot for the tags.

Buildings used by local businesses have also been hit by the group responsible for the vandalism around the town centre.

The Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council are working with local businesses to get these tags cleared away.

The Council have expressed their disapproval with the situation and explained that this has sadly impacted local businesses during the coronavirus pandemic.

They said: “It’s especially disappointing to see this happening when our local businesses are already experiencing really challenging times.

“They can do without the expense and hassle of removing the paint from their property.”

The Council are now working with local businesses to help get the graffiti cleaned off the walls.

The Hinckley Police have been alerted of the situation and they are helping the Borough Council gather more information by supplying CCTV camera footage.

Sergeant James Cross, from the Hinckley and Blaby Neighbourhood Policing Area (NPA), said: “We have recently been made aware of a number of graffiti tags in jitties and on buildings in Hinckley Town Centre.

“Officers are working alongside colleagues from Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council to identify the person or people responsible for this vandalism.

“We would ask anyone with information to contact police on 101.

“You can also report antisocial behaviour online by visiting www.leics.police.uk/ro/report/asb/af/antisocial-behaviour.”

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