Angry retailers and shop staff have been attempting to clean-up the town centre of Penarth this morning after an overnight attack by vandals supporting the E U “Remain” campaign .
“Remain” slogans have been chalked on pavements, pedestrian crossings and shop doorways in Windsor Road, Glebe St, Stanwell Road and Windsor Terrace.
Even the town’s Clock Roundabout – the Piccadilly Circus of Penarth – was defiled by “Remain” vandals who chalked the word ‘in’ on its white walls in blue chalk.
The graffiti “artists” had targeted the pavements leading to pedestrian crossings in particular but prompt work by bank staff and other shop workers erased most of the crudely drawn and grossly misleading propaganda .
One shopper said this morning “How dare they do this to our town. They’re already trying to wreck the country – now they’re disfiguring Penarth – it just shows what idiots the Remain people are” .
Another said “If ordinary people had behaved like this and drawn graffiti everywhere they would have been prosecuted. Why haven’t the police identified them on the town’s CCTV system?”.
Shopkeepers complained that customers were coming into their premises with chalk on their shoes and they were having to hoover their carpets numerous times to get rid of the mess.
The pavements were also being scrubbed outside Penarth Public Library. It remains to be seen whether any South Wales Police will investigate the incidents and take action any against the perpetrators.