Graffiti is wiped out in clean-up in Stone
VOLUNTEERS armed with brushes and buckets have cleaned up widespread graffiti alongside a canal towpath.
Around 15 helpers took part in yesterday's clean-up along the Trent and Mersey Canal, in Stone.
The clean-up was organised by Stone in Bloom after offensive graffiti in yellow and blue paint was recently daubed over historic bridges and mile posts by vandals.
Group secretary Jill Hood, of The Fillybrooks, Walton, Stone, said: "We were very happy with the turnout considering it was Mothering Sunday and snowing.
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"We have made a massive difference to the area."
Mrs Hood, who is also a town and borough councillor, added: "The graffiti looked absolutely filthy and the words were very offensive.
"We had to be careful about what kind of chemicals were used to remove the paint as it could have risked polluting the canal."
The group also held a litter pick in the area.