Historic Lancaster Castle vandalised with graffiti scrawled on walls

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Graffiti has been scrawled on walls at Lancaster Castle in an act of vandalism.

The offender was caught in the act and filmed by a member of the public who then circulated the footage on social media.

Joshua Brandwood, a Lancaster resident who saw the footage on social media, said: “It’s a real shame that our beautiful castle has been vandalized. Given the castle’s age and historical significance as a grade one listed building, it will likely be costly and time consuming to remove the graffiti without affecting the stone.”The vandalism is thought to have happened between 7pm and 9pm on Monday evening.The Duchy of Lancaster has also been made aware of the incident.

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Police said the graffiti has been washed off but will be treated as heritage crime and investigated accordingly.Anyone with information should call 101 quoting log number LANCSPE-12308.

Lancaster Castle is a medieval castle thought to have been founded in the 11th century.