Racist graffiti sprayed near schools in Sheffield

Racist graffiti has been sprayed at bus stops near schools in Sheffield, sparking a furious response.

Saturday, 28th December 2019, 5:53 pm
Updated Monday, 30th December 2019, 4:19 pm

The offensive markings were reportedly left on litter bins beside bus stops on High Storrs Road, close to High Storrs School and Ecclesall Primary School.

They were reported yesterday evening via Twitter to Sheffield Council’s Streets Ahead team, which is responsible for maintaining roads and pavements across the city.

Camilla Priede, who initially reported the matter, wrote: “Someone has used the Xmas break to spray racist graffiti on the litter bins outside bus stops at @highstorrs and @EcclesallPri on High Storrs Road - is it possible to get this cleaned off? Horrible.”

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High Storrs Road in Sheffield (pic: Google)

Olivia Blake, the newly elected Labour MP for Sheffield Hallam, thanked her for highlighting the incident, which she said she would report ‘straight away’.

Liberal Democrat councillor Shaffaq Mohammed said he had also reported the matter immediately.

“This is not acceptable anywhere, particularly outside schools,” he added.