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Lucy Moody


Police are appealing for information after they received several reports of criminal damage in Sunderland at the weekend.

On Saturday Northumbria Police were told that a number of properties in the Plains Farm area of the city had been subject to graffiti.

Each report saw the words "help me" tagged on to the walls and buildings in yellow paint.

Properties on Durham Road, Scruton Avenue and Sariston Avenue were also targeted.

Sunderland police

The same graffiti also attacked two houses on Portland Road on 7 February.

Insp Marie Pollock said: "I would like to reiterate that international acts of criminal damage are totally unacceptable and we will take appropriate action against anybody found responsible."

Patrols have been increased in the area and an investigation is ongoing.

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