Thugs vandalise Jess' gold post box
Date: 07/08/2012. Story submitted by: Gael Stigant
© Shaun SalmonSubmitted by: Gael Stigant
The gold post box in Sheffield city centre, which was painted to honour Jessica Ennis’ performance at the London 2012 Olympics, was vandalised early on Tuesday.
The post box was graffitied and had to be repainted by Royal Mail staff.
Royal Mail spokesman Gwyn Davies said: “We are extremely disappointed that someone has chosen to vandalise the gold post box painted to recognise the gold medal winning achievement of Jessica Ennis.
“We have teams around the UK which look after and maintain our 115,000 post boxes and we have already repaired the damage to this box.”
The post box, at the top of Barkers Pool, has been attracting queues of people taking photos since it was painted gold on Sunday morning.
A Twitter account, @ennispostbox, has been set up and since the incident Sheffielders have tweeted the ‘post box’ calling the vandals ‘thugs’, ‘scum’ and ‘lowlifes’.
The ‘post box’ tweeted former Council Leader Paul Scriven and the police asking for protection.
Address: Barkers Pool Sheffield S1 2HB
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