Fury at graffiti vandals’ Blackburn rampage

Fury at graffiti vandals’ Blackburn rampage

Fury at graffiti vandals’ Blackburn rampage

Fury at graffiti vandals’ Blackburn rampage

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VANDALS who daubed graffiti across walls in a residential area will be caught, named and shamed, said a furious local leader.

Walls in Inkerman Street and Blackburn Street in the Shear Brow area of Blackburn were spray-painted with slogans, names and drawings.

It was the second time it had happened in six months, said Shear Brow councillor Hussain Akhtar, who was recently re-elected after standing down four years ago.

He said: “The last time we caught the people who did it. The people in this area are doing their best and I am working very closely with them. We do not want any more of this and we are going to catch these vandals.

“They will also be named and shamed to show people what is wrong and what is right.”

The police have been informed about the vandalism, which happened on Thursday night, and an investigation is under way.

Coun Akhtar said it was a blow to the community which worked hard to improve the area.

He said: “I went to see one lady in Blackburn Road and she said they had spent three and a half hours cleaning the back alley, only for this to happen.

“We have to teach the children and speak to the parents. The council is doing its best despite the cuts and we have to work with the communities.

“We have to keep the area clean but we need people’s help.

“We need to show these people that we want to make Blackburn a nice clean town and it we do not do that then we are going to lose.”

Zuleikha Makkan, of Inkerman Street, had graffiti painted on her back yard wall.

She said: “It does not look good. People walking through will see that. This is the first I have seen it in this particular alley but we get a lot of this in other parts of the area.

“It does not give a good impression and makes our streets look dirty.”

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6:37pm Mon 14 Jul 14

denidenideni says...

Tyson may offer a clue?
Tyson may offer a clue? denidenideni
  • Score: 30

7:38pm Mon 14 Jul 14

noddy57 says...

like the post above l think maybe Tyson has shot himself in the foot.
like the post above l think maybe Tyson has shot himself in the foot. noddy57
  • Score: 24

7:53am Tue 15 Jul 14

oneinmillion says...

BlackburnEyes wrote:
Ha ha its funny because Tyson was the nickname of councillor akhter's nephew he is in his 40's now I doubt he scrawling on walls!
well you can still have a brain of a chocolate frog at that age. lol
[quote][p][bold]BlackburnEyes[/bold] wrote: Ha ha its funny because Tyson was the nickname of councillor akhter's nephew he is in his 40's now I doubt he scrawling on walls![/p][/quote]well you can still have a brain of a chocolate frog at that age. lol oneinmillion
  • Score: 6

10:50am Tue 15 Jul 14

Dreams Yarn On says...

Sounds like a vigilante to me. Saying how they will be named and shamed etc. Shouldn't this be left for the police to deal with. He's reported it so should now step back. Then again many a blind eye is turned for them.
Sounds like a vigilante to me. Saying how they will be named and shamed etc. Shouldn't this be left for the police to deal with. He's reported it so should now step back. Then again many a blind eye is turned for them. Dreams Yarn On
  • Score: 7

4:38pm Tue 15 Jul 14

Julius_Zsako says...

Zuleikha Makkan summed it up by saying about graffiti that “It does not give a good impression and makes our streets look dirty.” Graffiti is hugely destructive as detailed at www.defacingamerica.
com and other sources. Is their a solution to graffiti vandalism?
Zuleikha Makkan summed it up by saying about graffiti that “It does not give a good impression and makes our streets look dirty.” Graffiti is hugely destructive as detailed at www.defacingamerica. com and other sources. Is their a solution to graffiti vandalism? Julius_Zsako
  • Score: 0

9:10pm Tue 15 Jul 14

slants says...

down south they just say banksy did it and sellit cant see any difference
down south they just say banksy did it and sellit cant see any difference slants
  • Score: 0

6:11am Wed 16 Jul 14

Reasons says...

It does not give a good impression and makes our streets look dirty

.Look dirty! They are dirty ,strewn with paper,litter food and that's just the front streets ,look at the back
It does not give a good impression and makes our streets look dirty .Look dirty! They are dirty ,strewn with paper,litter food and that's just the front streets ,look at the back Reasons
  • Score: 5

11:27am Thu 17 Jul 14

:-)*_=¬^(~+/@:-) says...

Tyson happens to be an Asian heroin dealer operating from whalley range and jonston street bank top, if ever you want heroin just say that MC has said its ok, mc is one of the syndicate partners in the gang along with others in the new bank road and Devonport road areas.
hope that helps you a little bit Hussain akhtar
mc happens to be the son of a doctor strangely enough, maybe you know him
Tyson happens to be an Asian heroin dealer operating from whalley range and jonston street bank top, if ever you want heroin just say that MC has said its ok, mc is one of the syndicate partners in the gang along with others in the new bank road and Devonport road areas. hope that helps you a little bit Hussain akhtar mc happens to be the son of a doctor strangely enough, maybe you know him :-)*_=¬^(~+/@:-)
  • Score: 4

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