Offensive graffiti daubed on ramps at skatepark in Oundle

Vandalism at the skatepark in Oundle
Vandalism at the skatepark in Oundle

Vandals have scrawled offensive writing across ramps at a skateboard park in Oundle.

The offensive graffiti, some of which was aimed at police, was found by maintenance staff at the popular park this morning (Thursday).

Cllr Paul King, who is also Oundle mayor, said they were ‘devastated’ that someone would do this to the ramps and added: “I am really saddened and disappointed because we rarely get anything like this.

“I can’t understand the vitriol against the police, and as a council we are not going to tolerate it.”

Cllr King said the skateboard park was well-used, but the town council would not put up with it being abused like this and they may have to consider its future in light of this.

He said staff were working hard to try and remove the graffiti, but it was proving difficult.

I am really saddened and disappointed because we rarely get anything like this

Cllr Paul King

He added: “It’s a real shame, it just totally ruins the whole skatepark and parents will be loathed to take their younger children to the small pocket park next to it.

“It’s very rare that this sort of thing happens here, which is why we feel so strongly about it and will not tolerate it.”

Cllr King said notices would be going up about the criminal damage and the town council has already posted several tweets appealing for information about the graffiti.

A police spokesman said the criminal damage had been reported to them and they are investigating.

Officers have been out to the skateboard park to inspect the damage but are appealing for any witnesses to contact them on 101.