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

PUBLISHED: 14:45 07 April 2016 | UPDATED: 15:03 07 April 2016

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.


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.

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.

“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.”

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