Chichester underpass vandalised days after repairs

The underpass in Northgate has been vandalised again just days after being repaired following an arson attack earlier this month.

Sunday, 26th January 2020, 5:58 pm
Updated Monday, 27th January 2020, 10:24 am
Picture via The Four Streets Project

The belongings of two homeless men were razed in what was believed to be arson earlier this month. Read more: 'Dark side of Chichester' appears as homeless person's belongings torchedGraffiti tags were then sprayed in the underpass but the paint and soot were soon cleaned up by a team of firefighters and other community members. Read more: Firefighters and community band together to clean Chichester underpass where homeless person’s belongings torchedChichester District Council then came to decorate the underpass with graphics depicting stand-out features in Chichester.

This artwork has now been vandalised and the tags 'Skid' and 'Fat Bois' have been sprayed on the wall and ceiling respectively.

Donna Ockenden, who founded the Four Streets Project, said: "The Four Streets Project have been overwhelmed by the kindness shown to our homeless community after the recent awful events.

Picture via The Four Streets Project

"We know how grateful they all are.

"It’s really disappointing that despite the best efforts of the Council to improve the underpass area for everyone that vandals have graffiti’d it so soon once again."

A tweet from homeless support charity the Four Streets Project read: "Just two days after the Chichester underpass was redecorated - after the fire destroying all the possessions of two of our homeless people @FourStreetsChi is sorry to say it’s been graffiti’d again!"

The artwork prior to being vandalised