Get involved! Send photos, video, news & views. Text WILTS GAZETTE to 80360 or email us
Anger over Nazi graffiti
5:00pm Thursday 18th October 2012 in News
A reward is being offered by Pewsey Parish Council for information leading to the arrest of whoever has been daubing Nazi graffiti on walls in the village.
Two pieces of graffiti described by parish council chairman Bob Woodward as “offensive and unacceptable” were left on walls in the Broomcroft Road area over the weekend.
At Tuesday’s parish council meeting Coun Caroline Dalrymple offered to put up a reward of £25, which was matched by the parish council.
The £50 reward will be paid for information that leads to a successful resolution of the incident.
Pewsey, like other large villages and towns, gets occasional graffiti, usually in its centre.
The latest outbreak, however, is in a residential area and Coun Andrew Whitney, who lives in Scotchel Green, told the parish council: “I have lived up there for 25 years and this is the first time anything like this has happened.
“People living in this area are very upset.” Coun Woodward presented a written report from the police outlining incidents in the village over the previous month and he said: “There have been some quite disgusting examples left on walls around Pewsey, one in Broomcroft Road and one in Middlemass Green.
“One had a Nazi connotation saying ‘we will return’.”
Coun Woodward said he had made it plain to police that the council would like the graffiti artist arrested and dealt with. He said there had also been Nazi-style graffiti left on the walls of the village’s public conveniences.
The council agreed to pay to have the graffiti removed immediately.