Mushroom vandal targets volunteer’s handprinted mural

The Sincil Bank community is casting shame on a heartless vandal who decided to deface a volunteer’s beautiful handprinted mural.

‘Mushroom’ tags are sadly and pointlessly seen in locations across the city, but the latest stamp was a step too far.

Hardworking volunteers were heartbroken to learn that the handprinted media box, part of the Sincil Bank Art trail, was the latest victim of graffiti.

The trail had been completed in recent days and featured individual and colourful designs from dedicated residents, a result of hours of hard work.

Ashlar Leroux, one of the artists working on the project, said: “This has made me very sad. It’s not just our lovely boxes, the graffiti is on the sides of people’s properties too, and not just Sincil Bank.

“Surely from one artist (loose term) to another, a little respect wouldn’t hurt?”

The trail was set up by the LEAP housing and support charity for young people. A charity spokesperson said: “We are obviously disappointed by the graffiti, but we are also happy to announce the official launch of the trail will be on September 14; with trail maps being available soon for all ages to get involved with the trail and see the amazing boxes.”

Perhaps now is the time for Lincoln’s mushroom vandal to put their paint brush to better use and make amends.