Public-spirited pupil speaks out at graffiti which calls Hitchin four-letter word

Vandals have defaced a Hitchin sign.

Vandals have defaced a Hitchin sign. - Credit: Archant

Vandals have defaced a Hitchin sign and altered the wording to show a four-letter word.

The ‘Welcome to Hitchin – Historic Market town’ sign on the outskirts of the town in Bedford Road near to the Priory School has been vandalised.

Culprits spray-painted over the wording to the ‘chin’ part of Hitchin and scrawled the letter ‘s’ before the ‘Hit’ part of the name.

A 16-year-old pupil at the nearby school told the Comet: “I find it completely disgusting this is happening in our town.

“I have lived here all my life and I love it to bits.

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“I find it horrible people have gone and done this to public property.”

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