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Paint vandals strike again at Manor Park high street shops

PUBLISHED: 12:00 29 March 2012 | UPDATED: 13:08 29 March 2012

Paint splattered paved areas in Manor Park

Paint splattered paved areas in Manor Park

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Paint throwers have struck once again in High Street North in Manor Park, with business owners facing up to another clean up bill.

Shopfronts were apparently the targets of the attack in the early hours - the second within a week.

The vandals also left a trail of destruction behind on the pavement, which was also coated in white paint.

Matthew Watts, manager at Your Move estate agents, admitted it was a nuisance but said it had no affect on business.

“To be honest, it’s one of those things. I would have thought it was kids or someone with too much time on their hands. I just don’t know what you get out of doing it.

“It has happened to us before so we had to get it cleaned off. It’s only emulsion.

He added: “Hopefully they will catch whoever did this.”

Passer-by Kamrul Mazid and former Forest Gate sari shop owner spotted the paint on the road on his drive to work.

He said: “It’s not harming anyone, but its a nuisance to clean up, time consuming, and is just more work for everyone. “I just thought it was that it happened again on the day a story appeared in the Newham Recorder.”

Asim Khan, who works at Dixy Chicken, said he thought they had got off lightly considering all the paint.

He said: “When I came to work I saw a load of paint all over the footpath, but it didn’t get on our shop.

“We are quite lucky that it didn’t come into the shop.”


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