Clifford’s Tower in York targetted by graffiti

22 March 2011

York landmark hit by graffiti

York police are appealing for witnesses after a historic landmark in the city was defaced.

Officers were called at around 11.50am on Friday 18 March 2011, after a reports that Clifford’s Tower had been targeted and graffiti painted on the outside wall, overlooking Tower Street.

Earlier the same day, officers received reports of similar damage to York Crown Court and a further report that the Crown Court building had been targeted on Wednesday 16 March 2011.

Police are appealing for anyone who witnessed the incidents or knows who is responsible for the graffiti to come forward with information.

A 31-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the incident and remains in police custody as enquiries continue.

PC Simon Fennell, of York police, said: “I am appealing to anyone who was in the area around the time of the incidents and noticed anyone acting suspiciously to contact the police with information.

“It is upsetting that someone would see fit to deface one of the city’s historic monuments and we are keen to bring those responsible to justice.”

Anyone with any information that could help the police with their enquires is urged to contact PC Simon Fennell, of York police, on 0845 60 60 24 7, quoting reference number 12110042924.

Alternatively, Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.




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