Graffiti yobs target Brierley Hill

Cllr Rachel Harris, Mark Edwards and daughter Jessica (6) with graffiti in Moor Street Brierley Hill.  Buy this photo: 311427L.

Cllr Rachel Harris, Mark Edwards and daughter Jessica (6) with graffiti in Moor Street Brierley Hill. Buy this photo: 311427L. Buy this photo

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VANDALS armed with spray paint left Brierley Hill looking "a state" when they graffitied walls, telecom boxes and shop shutters.

Yobs sprayed at least a dozen 'tags' around Moor Street, Mill Street and High Street on Monday night.

Mark Edwards, aged 36, of Moor Street, noticed the graffiti on Tuesday morning and said: "It looks a state and it's all brand new. The people that live here are young families and elderly residents looking for a quiet life. We occasionally have graffiti on the High Street but this is moving into a solely residential area."

The father-of-two added: "Nothing like this has happened in the three years I've been here."

Councillor Rachel Harris, who represents the Brierley Hill ward said: "We don't want this in Brierley Hill. The community works hard on projects, like Brierley Hill in Bloom - we've really pulled together, Brierley Hill is moving up and then some vandal comes along. This is not art, it's vandalism. Someone is clearly making a statement."

A Dudley Council spokesman said a team was sent out at 6am this morning (Wednesday) to clean up.

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12:04am Thu 31 Jul 14

honestandfairbridge says...

"Flave" is a nuisance. The tag is all the way along the number 9 route, and is in Dudley too. It's even all over a big sign by the McDonald's in Halesowen. Whoever he is, he needs to get a job and a life, he clearly has too much time on his hands. Learn an actual SKILL mate, instead of scrawling a nickname everywhere like a school kid.
"Flave" is a nuisance. The tag is all the way along the number 9 route, and is in Dudley too. It's even all over a big sign by the McDonald's in Halesowen. Whoever he is, he needs to get a job and a life, he clearly has too much time on his hands. Learn an actual SKILL mate, instead of scrawling a nickname everywhere like a school kid. honestandfairbridge
  • Score: 5

2:16pm Thu 31 Jul 14

priveteboy says...

did she actually say Brierley is on the up ????? has she walked round the own a few flowers do not make it on the up,,, shops closing everywhere high street empty no customers drunks with dogs beggers cars/buses jumping red lights. NO JOBS on the up for who ???
did she actually say Brierley is on the up ????? has she walked round the own a few flowers do not make it on the up,,, shops closing everywhere high street empty no customers drunks with dogs beggers cars/buses jumping red lights. NO JOBS on the up for who ??? priveteboy
  • Score: 1

5:50am Sat 2 Aug 14

ozpat says...

It would be worthwhile putting up some security cameras around the town and surrounding areas to catch these scum! nothing brings a town down than graffiti everywhere! Flave kiss my **se!
It would be worthwhile putting up some security cameras around the town and surrounding areas to catch these scum! nothing brings a town down than graffiti everywhere! Flave kiss my **se! ozpat
  • Score: 2

5:50pm Sat 2 Aug 14

graduate_mom says...

Brierley Hill has never been 'on the up', not for over a decade anyhow. The High Street has an alcoholic for every bus stop, at least last time I checked.
Brierley Hill has never been 'on the up', not for over a decade anyhow. The High Street has an alcoholic for every bus stop, at least last time I checked. graduate_mom
  • Score: 2

3:40pm Sun 3 Aug 14

mucklow hill resident says...

Its not just Brierley hill , its all the way down Mucklow hill and across by the old comet building. Someone needs to get hold of 'Flave' and spray paint him
Its not just Brierley hill , its all the way down Mucklow hill and across by the old comet building. Someone needs to get hold of 'Flave' and spray paint him mucklow hill resident
  • Score: 2

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