Fury as graffiti vandals deface Boris poster in Alnwick

The defaced Dual The A1 campaign sign outside the Conservative office in Bondgate Without, Alnwick. The expletive has been blanked out.
The defaced Dual The A1 campaign sign outside the Conservative office in Bondgate Without, Alnwick. The expletive has been blanked out.

The founder of the Dual the A1 campaign Anne-Marie Trevelyan has reacted furiously after a banner signed by Mayor of London Boris Johnson was defaced on the first night it was displayed in Alnwick.

Boris was in the Berwick constituency on Friday to add his voice to the campaign and had signed the banner at the side of the A1, pledging his support.

The banner had been placed outside the Conservative office in Bondgate Without, Alnwick, yesterday and during the night, the graffiti yobs struck, scrawling an offensive message on it.

Anne-Marie Trevelyan, Conservative parliamentary candidate for Berwick-upon-Tweed, who founded the campaign eight years ago, said; “It is extremely disappointing that someone or a group of individuals decided to trespass on to our office grounds and deface our private property especially after the recent success in securing £290million for the long-fought-for improvements to the road and as the campaign continues its efforts and drive to secure the ultimate goal of full dualling right up to the border.

“It was fantastic to have Boris up here, taking time out of his busy schedule to support the campaign and this is a very frustrating end for the team after this very successful visit.”

Anne-Marie Trevelyan added that she was, however, hopeful that the graffiti on the banner would be able to be removed.

Boris Johnson signs the banner at Causey Park. Picture by Jane Coltman

Boris Johnson signs the banner at Causey Park. Picture by Jane Coltman

The incident has been reported to the police