Photo: Rapid response cleaning up needles, Balls Place, Southport

Sefton Council Rapid response were today in action cleaning up needles and removing racist graffiti from Balls Place in Southport.

Over the weekend Otsnews reported needles and racist graffiti along Balls Place and this morning the rapid response team had made a start cleaning it up.

Fresh graffiti(Polish) has since been written across the rear of the Alder Hey Charity shop.

Alder hey shopPhoto: Alder Hey Charity Shop, Balls Place, Southport


Racist graffiti has been along Balls Place in Southport town centre, which leads to Tulketh Street.

Racist and offensive language was sprayed on walls and shutters, with reference made to the English Defence League (EDL).

One angry resident, who wishes to remain anonymous, said “The walkway is used as a meeting place for drunks and drug dealing, and now my neighbour has had s**t sprayed on the front of her home, it just sums the area up”.


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