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UPDATE: Vandal caught after defacing Downs attraction

Fresh vandalism on a newly completed path in Allora has caused upset among locals.
Fresh vandalism on a newly completed path in Allora has caused upset among locals. Contributed

UPDATE MON 4:14PM: A 15-year-old boy has been found responsible for defacing brand new concrete stencilling at Allora's P.L.Travers Park.

The boy was charged with wilful damage, but has been officially cautioned by police in relation to this matter.

The boy was brought into police by his father and also confessed to painting graffiti at another park in Allora.

Senior sergeant Matt Shield said the boy had already cleaned off his graffiti.

"He is also making a concerted effort to try to remove his tyre marks from the footpath at the park," he said.

"However at this stage council have advised they may have to resurface the footpath."

ALLORA residents are upset after a popular tourist attraction in town was targeted by a vandal.

The P.L Travers Park on the corner of Herbert and Drayton Sts was vandalised mid-week and senior sergeant Matt Shield said investigations were continuing.

"I've been speaking to witnesses this week, but it appears a young boy has been riding his bike up and down a concrete path deliberately leaving large skid marks on the surface," he said.

"The path had only been recently completed with beautiful stencilling, which was very nicely done and it's now a real mess.

"It's caused a bit of upset in town and council have been alerted.

"It's hoped the marks will be able to be removed, but if not the whole work may have to be done again."

Fresh vandalism on a newly completed path in Allora has caused upset among locals.
Fresh vandalism on a newly completed path in Allora has caused upset among locals. Contributed

The new pathway is part of the ongoing Allora street-scape project and is not yet complete.

Works are also continuing on the construction of a rotunda and gardens in the park.

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