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Wearside landmark is vandalised

One of the region's biggest landmarks has been daubed with red graffiti.

Red paint has been sprayed on three sides of Penshaw Monument on Wearside.

It is owned by the National Trust, which will spend thousands of pounds removing it.

The vandalism is believed to have happened on Saturday night or Sunday morning (26, 27 July).

Penshaw Monument has been daubed with graffiti. Credit: ITV Tyne Tees
One of our landmarks is vandalised. Credit: ITV Tyne Tees