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"Vandals ruining our town during their so-called exercise"

Photo: Brixham Police

Despite the lockdown, police say they're seeing a rise in graffiti levels by people 'pretending to take their Covid-related hour's exercise'.

Officers in Devon say road signs and coastal paths are being targeted.

A spokesperson for Brixham Police said: "Despite the lockdown, Brixham is being plagued by graffiti. 

"St Mary's Church grounds and church hall, Battery Gardens and other areas have been desecrated. 

"Road signs and the coastal paths are being targeted. 

"It appears there is more than one person or group at work and they may be out in areas pretending to take their Covid related hours exercise. 

"One of the culprits was almost caught vandalising a notice board this morning in St Marys Park by alert dog walkers. The offender had his face covered and ran off.

"We live in one of the most beautiful areas of the country and it is being ruined by these vandals. 

"Eventually we are going to come out of lockdown and want tourists and visitors to come to our beautiful town.

"When they do, they will see this mindless vandalism rather than the picture postcard like seaside town."

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