Yobs spray vile anti-Welsh graf­fiti at Gwynedd beauty spot

Caernarfon Herald - - FRONT PAGE - Amelia Shaw

ANTI-WELSH graf­fiti left at a Gwynedd beauty spot has caused out­rage amongst lo­cals who are de­scrib­ing the act as a “hate crime”.

Cal­lous van­dals have spray painted “f**k Wales” and “Welsh c* *ts” on rocks on Tud­weil­iog beach on the Llyn Penin­sula over bank hol­i­day week­end.

Pic­tures of the graf­fiti which have been posted on Tud­weil­iog’ of­fi­cial Face­book page have caused out­rage amongst lo­cals who feel that any­one who has an issue with the area should “keep away”.

The in­ci­dent is now be­ing de­scribed as a “hate crime” by lo­cal coun­cil­lor Si­mon Glyn who says he con­demns all those in­volved.

Cllr Glyn said: “This in­ci­dent can only be de­scribed as a hate crime and it’s some­thing that no one wishes to see.

“I have taken steps to eradi- cate the graf­fiti by con­tact­ing the Mar­itime depart­ment in Gwynedd Coun­cil.

“They want to ar­range for con­trac­tors to go to the beach to hope­fully get rid of the graf­fiti.

“This is a very se­ri­ous issue and I have also asked the Coun­cil to con­tact the po­lice.

“There is no room for this type of hate in the area, es­pe­cially when the vast ma­jor­ity of visi­tors who come here to en­joy our beaches re­spect the area and re­spect us as peo­ple.

“I con­demn any­one who thinks that this is ac­cept­able.

“I want to ask any­one with any in­for­ma­tion about this to con­tact the po­lice or the coun­cil’s mar­itime depart­ment.”

The van­dals have also writ­ten a mo­bile num­ber and the words “pig”, “dec” and “call”.

Liz Sav­ille Roberts MP is now call­ing for those in­volved or those with any in­for­ma­tion to come for­ward and own up to the “racially of­fen­sive” slurs.

She said: “There is no doubt in my mind that this graf­fiti both des­e­crates our mag­nif­i­cent coast­line and is racially of­fen­sive.

“Those who car­ried out this slur should be held ac­count­able for this crass act.

“If any­one has any in­for­ma­tion I ap­peal to them to come for­ward.”

We have ob­scured the worst of the foul lan­guage daubed on rocks at Tud­weil­iog on the Llyn Penin­sula

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