Vandals have targeted a Cliftonville church with bright pink graffiti

Church volunteers had to scrub the graffiti off

Members of St Paul’s Church in Cliftonville have had to get the scrubbing brushes out after vandals sprayed bright pink tags onto the stone wall.

The damage was caused overnight between October 5-6.

Church volunteer Terry McElligott said: “Anti-social graffiti tags in cerise pink have been sprayed onto the stone wall in Edgar Road, causing damage to the listed structure.

“We got wire brushes on it  but traces are still left and it hasn’t done the stone much good. If anyone saw it happen or knows who the culprit could be please contact Kent Police.”

Kent Police said officers are investigating.

A spokesman said:”Kent Police is investigating a report of criminal damage to a church in Northdown Road.

“Graffiti has been painted on an outer wall of the church. It is reported that similar graffiti has also been painted on a nearby phone box.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Kent Police on 01843 222289 quoting reference number ZY/59631/18. Alternatively call the independent charity Crimestoppers in Kent anonymously on 0800 555111.