Between 9pm on Saturday 5 Nov and 9am on Monday 7 November 2011, two distinctive graffiti ‘tags’ appeared in numerous locations in King Edward’s Drive, Albany Road, Cavendish Street and Albert Road in the Woodfield area.
Some were made in maker pen and others in purple, black or white spray paint. Walls, garages, doors, fences, telephone exchange boxes and a trailer parked at the roadside were damaged. In one incident a resident cleaned a tag off her door for the vandals to replace it only a few minutes later.
PC Dan Walker, of Harrogate Safer Neighbourhood Team, said:
As the beat manager for the Woodfield area I know that this type of incident is uncommon.
This type of criminal damage is wholly unacceptable and not something which we will tolerate.
I will be visiting schools in the area to speak to pupils about how these pointless acts affect other people.
I urge anyone who knows anything about this vandalism to contact the police or Crimestoppers as soon as possible.
If you can assist with this investigation please contact PC Dan Walker at Harrogate police station on 0845 60 60 24 7 quoting reference number 12110188777. Or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.