Vandals damage Co-op lorry

POLICE are looking for vandals who sprayed a trailer with graffiti while it was parked in a distribution centre in Ipswich.Graffiti paint was sprayed all the way along the right side of one of the East of England Co-operative Society's new 40ft refrigerated trailer, which was parked at its centre in Boss Hall Road, off Bramford Road.

POLICE are looking for vandals who sprayed a trailer with graffiti while it was parked in a distribution centre in Ipswich.

Graffiti paint was sprayed all the way along the right side of one of the East of England Co-operative Society's new 40ft refrigerated trailer, which was parked at its centre in Boss Hall Road, off Bramford Road. It has cost the firm up to £1,500 to clean it off.

The incident happened some time between 12noon on February 1 and 12noon on February 5. The graffiti was multi-coloured and included the words 'disco', 'joy' and 'kosh shage'.

Police are now appealing for anyone who may have seen the incident to contact them.

A spokeswoman for the Co-op said: “As soon as we discovered the graffiti on our lorry we took the vehicle off the road and arranged for the paint to be cleaned off. It has cost between £1,200 and £1,500 to restore the trailer to its original condition, which is extremely disappointing as the vehicle has not long been repainted with the Society's striking new branding.

“We will be increasing security patrols on the site.”

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The distribution centre at Boss Hall helps to carry out around 43,500 deliveries a year to 200 shops across the region and stocks 3,600 products.

If you saw anything suspicious or can help police with their enquiries, call police community support officer Hayley Stevenson at the North West Ipswich Safer Neighbourhood Team on 01473 613500 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

Have you been on the receiving end of vandalism? Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN, or e-mail eveningstarletters@eveningstar.co.uk.