VANDALS have defaced a village sign with spray paint.

Yellow writing has been written on the "Worcestershire Kempsey Please drive carefully" sometime over the weekend, it is understood by the Worcester News.

District councillor for Croome D’Abitot, Kempsey and Severn Stoke, David Harrison, said: “ I don’t like it when this happens but it’s a fact of life.

“As a parish, we’ve had problems with graffiti in the past a couple of years.

“These sorts of problems come in cycles and I hope this is not the cycle coming around again.

He said a professional team of cleaners have to be called each time, costing around £100.

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Worcester News understands the sign has now been cleaned up by a concerned member of the public.

At the beginning of 2018, Worcester News reported on vandals spray painting the windows of Kempsey surgery, which led to the Kempsey & Alfrick safer neighbourhood policing team stepping up patrols.

In 2008,walls, telephone boxes and even the parish hall in Kempsey were daubed with blue spray paint all bearing the same tag of WR5/8.