POLICE are appealing for witnesses after vandals went on a graffiti spree on Portland.

Graffiti was reported in five different sites in Easton and Weston.

It is believed to have all been done by the same person, PC Steve Morris of Dorset Police’s Portland Safer Neighbourhood Team, said.

Expletives and the tag ‘Big’ have been daubed across a number of walls in black spray paint.

PC Morris added: “It all took place on Sunday night. This has been done close to a school and there are lots of younger children who will walk past and will see the swear words.

“This isn’t a nice thing for the community to see.

“I don’t think it’s big and I don’t think it’s clever.

“There is a lot of it and if it were recorded separately it would be recorded as 10 crimes.”

The areas vandalised were a sub-station at the St George Estate Road, Wide Street, the Park Estate Road, Weston Road and Channel View.

Some of the graffiti is on residents’ homes.

Police will distribute photos of the graffiti within nearby Royal Manor School in a bid to find more information.

Officers have also been carrying out door-to-door inquiries in the Easton and Weston areas.

PC Morris said: “We haven’t seen much anti-social behaviour on Portland recently and we don’t want this to go any further.

“We want to nip this in the bud and stamp this out.

“We would like whoever is responsible to come and clean it off themselves.

“Any information from anyone will be handled in a confidential manner.”

Anyone with information on the incident, is asked to call Dorset Police on 101 or the anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111.