Good Samaritan Guy rids Littleport park of graffiti after vandals tag popular childrens play area

BEFORE: April-Louise Morley's photo of graffiti at Parsons Lane Park in Littleport.

BEFORE: April-Louise Morley's photo of graffiti at Parsons Lane Park in Littleport. - Credit: Archant

A man is being hailed as a ‘star’ and a ‘gentleman’ in Littleport after he took it upon himself to clan graffiti off a children’s play area that had been vandalised.

AFTER: The play area after it was cleaned by Guy Prince.

AFTER: The play area after it was cleaned by Guy Prince. - Credit: Archant

Pictures were posted of the damage at the park on Parsons Lane on the ‘Littleport Notice Board’ Facebook group by resident April-Louise Morley, who visited the play area with her partner and his son on April 3.

She said of the graffiti: “Surely this can’t be acceptable? I didn’t let my partner’s son go near it as I have no idea what’s around there. I didn’t want him getting hurt.

“There’s so many inappropriate drawings around. It’s ridiculous.”

On viewing the post, Good Samaritan Guy Prince, also from Littleport, decided to head to the park a day later and rectify the damage himself, using his own products.

He later uploaded pictures of the newly-cleaned play area, with the graffiti nowhere to be seen.

He said: “I sat at home thinking that the council will have to send out a bloke or two with appropriate chemicals, and there’s me sitting here with those chemicals on my shelf.

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“A few drops of thinner, a rag and a good rub and off it came.”

Mr Prince’s efforts were praised by residents of the village, with one saying on Facebook: “You are a star. It’s great to see it clean.”

Another said: “Thank you, Guy! You’re an excellent example to us all.”