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City Hall vandalism statement - updated

Published on Tuesday, 16th February 2021

Vandalism incident at City Hall

 A spokesperson for the city council said: “A huge thank you to our specialists who dropped everything to get to City Hall shortly after the vandalism incident yesterday (15 February) to remove the worst of the pink paint that had been thrown all over the front entrance of our wonderful building.

“The initial clean has delivered excellent results, with much of the visible paint having been cleaned away from the two large bronze doors which depict the history, trade and industry of the city. Unfortunately, some of the pink paint has inevitably seeped into the surrounding stonework which means it will need additional and careful restoration work from expert stonemasons to try and restore it to its former glory. This work will be carried out as soon as possible.

“Thank you to everyone who replied to our previous tweet with supportive comments, they were all very much appreciated. The police have today confirmed that two women have been arrested on suspicion of causing criminal damage following the incident.”