Outrage over graffiti on footpath
Shops have blasted the Pilbara’s Greens candidate after he was allegedly caught redhanded writing political slogans on the footpath outside the Wickham Newsagency.
CCTV footage appears to show Greens hopeful Brent McKenna spray-painting political advertising on the ground outside the newsagency at 5.30am last Thursday.
Similar graffiti was found in Karratha and Roebourne, though police were yet to confirm whether Mr McKenna was responsible. Wickham Newsagency and post office owner Pamela Maginess, one of several people who identified the culprit as Mr McKenna, described the actions as a “shockingly juvenile” thing to do.
“The retailers’ association is always strapped for cash and we are certainly not going to waste it on scrubbing a sidewalk,” she said.
“I am happy to donate a toothbrush for him to personally come up and clean the mess. Why the hell would you do something so stupid.”
The Karratha City shopping centre was also targeted, with 46 tags sprayed around the external walkways.
A spokeswoman said the centre would report the incident to police.
WA Greens co-conveners Grahame Bowland and Sarah Nielsen-Harvey distanced themselves from their candidate’s alleged actions.
“We are disappointed by the alleged behaviour of the Greens candidate for the Pilbara,” they said.
Mr McKenna declined to comment.
Slogans spraypainted around Karratha City shopping centre.