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Political Graffiti Hits Barry’s Hood Road Area


Graffiti targeted at Vale of Glamorgan MP, Alun Cairns, was sprayed onto the walls of multiple locations around Hood Road, Barry.

The graffiti saying, “Alun Cairns Voted No To Feeding Poor Kids” refers to the recent vote brought to the House of Commons by Labour on the extension of free school meals in England. The motion was rejected by 322 votes to 261, with the Vale’s MP, Cairns, joining all but five of his party affiliates in opposing the action.

The spray paint was daubed on Saturday 31st October in at least two locations in the Waterfront area – outside Academy Coffee Bar on Hood Road and reportedly near the ASDA Superstore on Fford Y Mileniwm.

When approached for comment by Bro Radio, South Wales Police said:

“Criminal damage in the form of graffiti was reported to South Wales Police on the evening of Saturday, October 31.

“There are a number of premises in the Hood Road area which may have CCTV of those responsible and enquiries are being made.

“Anyone with information can call police on 101, Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or e-mail quoting occurrence *397133.”

The Welsh Government announced in mid-October that the free school meal provision will be extended to every school holiday until Easter 2021. Welsh Education Minister Kirsty Williams said the move would provide “some reassurance in these times of uncertainty”. 

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