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Police arrest three after early hours graffiti spree

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THREE people have been arrested after expletives and black lettering were daubed across a number of buildings in St Sampson’s and St Peter Port in the early hours of yesterday morning.

Graffiti daubed around the Delancey area following a spate of vandalism in the early hours of yesterday morning. Police have praised the prompt actions of the public that have led to three arrests. (Picture By Peter Frankland, 21720620)

A sign highlighting the location of a defibrillator machine was also targeted by vandals in the attack.

This most recent spate of crime was in addition to the vandalism which took place inside an electricity substation broken into at the weekend.

Guernsey Police were called to an address in Victoria Avenue, on the St Peter Port border, at 1.30am yesterday where cars along the street had been vandalised with what appeared to be black spray paint.

Duty Inspector Karl Zierlinger praised the prompt actions of the public and asked people to remain vigilant.

‘Three people have been arrested in connection with a number of incidents of vandalism overnight in the Victoria Avenue area of St Peter Port.

‘Police were called shortly after 1.30am after a resident raised the alarm. Five vehicles in the surrounding area were found to have been damaged with black spray paint.

‘Black graffiti was also found on the wall of a basketball court in Le Grand Bouet, on the side of a shed in Pitronnerie Road, on a wall at Rue Jamouneau, on a sign at the back of the former Guernsey Bowl and in several locations in the Delancey Park and Mont Morin area.

‘We would like to thank the member of the public concerned for their prompt actions in reporting their concerns to the police. The sooner that incidents are reported to us, the more chance we have of finding those responsible and holding them to account for their actions.

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‘We would urge everyone within the community to remain vigilant and to report anything suspicious at the earliest opportunity,’ he said.

The St Sampson’s Constables have spoken out against the vandalism.

‘It is really disappointing to see graffiti and defacing of signs in Delancey Park and Rue des Mont’s area this morning,’ they said on their Facebook page.

‘It is really sad that there are people who don’t respect the parish and people’s property, especially the defacing of a sign that could assist in saving someone’s life (a sign highlighting where a defibrillator is located).’

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Police are still looking for information about the red graffiti which was sprayed inside the electricity substation on Les Effards Road on Sunday.

During May, vandals targeted homes and cars with graffiti on three consecutive weekends. Four businesses at various locations around the island were also burgled during the same month.

n Police investigations are continuing, and anyone who has any information that may assist their enquiries is asked to call the Control Room on 725111. Information can also be given anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

If your information is specifically about the Les Effards vandalism please direct your enquiry to PC Bell.

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Alex Warlow

By Alex Warlow
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