Bell Entry graffiti tags painted over by Borough Council’s Street Scene Team

Mason Moore | Hinckley Reporter | 5 January 2022

A RECENTLY graffiti-hit Hinckley alleyway has been given a fresh coat of paint to cover over illegally sprayed graffiti tags.

The newly-painted walls (Image: Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council)

Today (Wednesday, 5 January), members of Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council’s Street Scene Team helped to remove graffiti which were sprayed on both walls in the Bell Entry alleyway, by painting them over with a fresh coat of white paint either side.

As the Free Press reported on 30 December, the now-covered ‘tags’ which were sprayed in the alleyway were left on the same night that play equipment in Argents Mead was targeted (28 December), according to a spokesperson for the Borough Council.

Some of the tags scrawled on the wall before being repainted (Image: Mason Moore)

One of the now-covered tags read “Hour!” – one which was prominent on the vandalism left on the Argents Mead play equipment by the group of four youths.

Before being struck by the vandals in late December before New Year’s, the Council had only just covered past vandalism at the site a month prior – in November.

The Borough Council have further revealed they are now working closely with Hinckley Police on the matter.

In a social media statement, a Borough Council spokesperson, said: “Hinckley Police are now reviewing the footage of the perpetrators who were captured on numerous town centre CCTV cameras between Christmas and New Year.”

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