BREAKING NEWS: Vandals tarnish Doncaster’s public square within days of opening

Graffiti discovered in the new Civic Square, just three days after it was officially opened.

Graffiti discovered in the new Civic Square, just three days after it was officially opened.

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YOBS have vandalised Doncaster’s first public square just days after it opened.

The Sir Nigel Gresley Square - named by Free Press readers - was officially opened on Sunday as part of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations.

Graffiti discovered in the new Civic Square, just three days after it was officially opened.

Graffiti discovered in the new Civic Square, just three days after it was officially opened.

Now yobs have daubed graffiti close the fountains in the square which forms the centrepiece of Doncaster’s £300 million Civic and Cultural Quarter,

Mayor Peter Davies said: “The Sir Nigel Gresley Square is part of the wider Cultural and Civic Quarter which is bringing much-needed regeneration to the Waterdale area of the town centre.

“The opening event was a wonderful occasion and I pay tribute to the community spirit and pride in Doncaster shown by the crowds who braved the rain to attend.

“It is unbelievable that someone would deface this fantastic new square with mindless scrawl so soon after its opening.

“This is an appalling act of vandalism and I would encourage anyone with any information about those responsible to come forward.”

The graffiti which was discovered by council workers yesterday has now been removed.

Anyone with information should call the council on 01302 736000 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.