Cars, walls and foot­ball club all tar­geted as spray paint­ing yobs cause mis­ery

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - FRONT PAGE - by Jack Abell jack.abell@trin­i­tymir­ Twit­ter: @Jack­_84_A­bell

BEA­CONS­FIELD has been hit by a spate of van­dal­ism in re­cent weeks, with cars, pub­lic build­ings and the town’s foot­ball club all be­ing tar­geted.

Re­ports have emerged of graf­fiti be­ing sprayed on walls in the town cen­tre, cars be­ing spray painted and van­dalised, and Bea­cons­field SYCOB foot­ball club be­ing bro­ken into and van­dalised.

Sev­eral sec­tions of the wall at the un­der­pass near the Pye­bush round­about have been graf­fi­tied this month, and peo­ple have also re­ported that black marks have been sprayed on their ve­hi­cles in Bea­cons­field Old Town.

Ear­lier this month, Bea­cons­field SYCOB re­ported its ground had been bro­ken into overnight on Satur­day Jan­uary 9, with dam­age done to its site in Wind­sor Road.

Mark Bren­nan of the club said: “We had a break in at the SYCOB ground. There was a lot of graf­fiti, the press box was trashed, the burger van was at­tacked and the store room was van­dalised.”

The club also tweeted: “The foot­ball ground was ac­cessed last week, graf­fiti be­ing sprayed on var­i­ous walls and hoard­ings.”

Bea­cons­field Old Town Res­i­dents’ As­so­ci­a­tion has been gath­er­ing in­for­ma­tion about the in­ci­dents, and is en­cour­ag­ing those who have been af­fected to get in touch with the po­lice.

On Sun­day, Jan­uary 17, the group tweeted: “Did any Old Town res­i­dents have spray paint sprayed on their cars last night? Had re­ports of black spray paint on ve­hi­cles.”

Joanne Smal­ley replied to say: “No, but we had the wing mir­ror kicked off our car in the Old Town on Fri­day night! Low level van­dal­ism is wor­ry­ing.”

BOTRA added: “It’s dread­ful that peo­ple think this is funny. Do re­port it to Thames Val­ley Po­lice to hit their crime re­ports.”

Bea­cons­field SYCOB has been in touch with the po­lice, who are in­ves­ti­gat­ing the in­ci­dents.

At­tacked: The un­der­pass near the Pye­bush round­about and in­set, a car, have both been sprayed by van­dals

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