Strange 'REWZ' graffiti tag sprayed all over March town centre - including businesses and residents' property overnight
PUBLISHED: 16:15 08 October 2019 | UPDATED: 09:33 09 October 2019
A graffiti tag depicting the name 'REWZ' has appeared across March, including on one resident's garage door, and has provoked an angry response from councillors.
The colourful tag has been sprayed on businesses including Greggs and Barclays Bank and even on the derelict Collingwood's auction rooms.
"One of the reasons the graffiti is noticed is we have had so little of it," said local councillor Steve Count.
"Fenland District Council attempts to remove it when notified and in a public place. Please tell them if you see any graffiti."
He said: "If anyone knows who is doing the graffiti or recognises the tags, please let the Police know. Or if preferred please contact me directly."
Keith Old, who has lived in March for 40 years, had his garage door ruined by the 'artist' and describes the ordeal as a 'purge'.
He said: "Well I'd like to know who did it and I'd like to see them inside. They might have some beef against businesses but they are putting individuals to unnecessary costs.
"They were definitely not drunk, let's be honest it [the graffiti] is hideous but you can't complain about the quality of the thing, it's quite clever in a way but is just annoying."
Keith says the tag must have been done on Saturday night (October 5) as he had been around the garage during that afternoon and was alerted on Sunday morning.
A number of threads have appeared on social media with dozens of residents calling for further action before the town declines.
One resident said: "I have no idea what the hell it [the tag] is meant to say.
"It's not good doing it other people's property is disrespectful, why don't the do it on their own property I'm sure their parents would love it."
Another added: "Well March town is now being ruined some more with graffiti on the walls at the back of Barclays Bank and on other walls.
"It looks like a slum area! But I guess who ever is doing it will carry on through the night and never get caught or punished."
The suspect was spotted on one of Keith's neighbours CCTV. The person was filmed on a motorbike, wearing a motorcycle helmet.
He added: "The fact they were on a motorbike could mean they are travelling into March to do it and they aren't from round here.
"It is just unfortunate, I love March and I have lived here for 40 years, I think it just shows a decline all over."
One resident, who thinks he can solve the issue, said: "Whoever is doing this is probably stupid enough to think he will be the new Banksy, here's my solution.
"Put a big flat wall up somewhere public. Let anyone cover it in graffiti and sign it and award a £50 prize each month..
"Then paint a wall, if any of the same graffiti appears anywhere else then hey presto, you've got them. That is cheaper than cleaning it up."