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Police renew appeal in Colwick school plane graffiti probe


Police have renewed their appeal for information after a unique plane classroom at a school in Colwick was targeted by vandals.

Officers believe a distinctive graffiti tag was sprayed onto the plane at St John’s C of E Primary School on Vale Road between 4.30pm on Thursday, July 30 and 5.30am the following day.

Inspector Chris Pearson, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “We are investigating an act of criminal damage at St John the Baptist Primary School in Vale Road, Colwick, after graffiti was daubed on the side of the aircraft parked in the playground.

Vandalise plane in Colwick
Graffiti was sprayed onto the distinctive plane structure at St John’s C of E School on Vale Road
Council workers removed the graffiti from the plane last week
PICTURED: School head teacher Rachel Ireland and Cllr Meredith Lawrence watch as council workers remove graffiti from the plane (PIC: Gedling Eye)

“We would like help from any members of the public who saw anything suspicious in the area around this time. Local officers will also be carrying out house to house and CCTV enquiries in the area.

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“This aeroplane means a great deal to the children and staff at the school and I am determined to catch those responsible for this wanton act of vandalism.”

Enquiries continue and officers are appealing to anyone with any information that could help to contact us on 101 quoting incident 145 of 31 July.You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

The graffiti was finally removed from the plane last week when council workers visited the site armed with jet washers and cleaning chemicals.

Colwick Ward councillor Meredith Lawrence asked Gedling Borough Council to help the school by providing cleaners, which they did – free of charge.

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