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No further action against man who spray painted post box

Royal Mail paint Ben Ainslie's official postbox in Cornwall Credit: ITV Meridian

Hampshire Police are taking no further action against a 54 year old Lymington man who was arrested for unlawfully spray painting a Royal Mail post box gold - in honour of Olympic sailor Ben Ainslie.

The decision has been taken after consultation with Royal Mail who have withdrawn their complaint.

New Forest District Acting Chief Inspector Alex Reading said: “We understand the decision by Royal Mail not to pursue this matter further and can equally appreciate the sentiment being expressed by the British public who want to congratulate and celebrate the achievements of our Olympic athletes.

We would though advise members of the public to find lawful ways to acknowledge and celebrate our athlete’s successes.”

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