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Borough council's message raises eyebrows in Downham Market 'Is this really the image we want for the town as we enter the summer season?'



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The Borough council's message has raised eyebrows in Downham after residents reported it as 'graffiti'.

The council has the words "Buying for U18? It's an offence" spray painted in yellow in parts of the town, along with an image of an alcohol bottle.

The message can be seen outside the public toilets near the Market Square and outside the iconic Downham Town Clock.

The message was seen spray painted on the streets of Downham, outside the historical town clock and the public toilets (56568430)
The message was seen spray painted on the streets of Downham, outside the historical town clock and the public toilets (56568430)

The wording has been dubbed as 'graffiti' and was reported to fixmystreet.com.

The poster said on the site: "Town Square, near the town clock, Downham Market.

"The ornate paving near the town clock has been graffitied.

The message was seen spray painted on the streets of Downham, outside the historical town clock and the public toilets (56568440)
The message was seen spray painted on the streets of Downham, outside the historical town clock and the public toilets (56568440)

"This graffiti is also present in other locations within the town. Is this really the image we want for the town as we enter the summer season?

"Please arrange its removal as a matter of urgency."

Downham council have confirmed that the wording will be removed after it was reported by residents.



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