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Vandals destroy political poster

By West Briton  |  Posted: May 15, 2014

  • The defaced UKIP sign at Roskear, Camborne. Ref : TRGH20140513B-003_C

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A POLITICAL supporter has suffered numerous acts of vandalism to a poster he erected in his driveway.

David Parker, of Pendarves Road, Camborne, first installed the UKIP support banner at his residence a fortnight ago.

Since then he has endured repeated destruction of the display, with five of the 4ft square posters "smashed to pieces".

He said: "I'm not financially out of pocket as the signs were supplied by UKIP but the series of events have certainly been very annoying.

"I contacted the police in the first instance of the damage but although I received a prompt response, no further action has been taken."

Cornwall Councillor Harry Blakely, UKIP representative for Pendarves, said: "This is nothing short of vandalism by people that don't understand that democracy allows free speech. I'm sure that it is sad and mindless individuals that carry out these things."

Mr Parker speculated about whether the vandalism has been carried out by other parties' supporters. He believed it was probably an organised operation, as he had heard of similar activity across Cornwall.

A similar poster in Tuckingmill has been defaced with spray-paint, and it has been reported that a request was made for a poster on private land in Redruth to be taken down.

Mr Parker said he would probably not replace the sign.

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