Police are investigating after the post box that was painted gold to mark Kat Copeland's Olympic medal success was vandalised.
The post box, on Apsley Way in Ingleby Barwick, was painted gold by Royal Mail on Sunday. Just days later writing was scratched onto the paintwork. Royal Mail has now repainted the post box.
Cleveland Police has said it's speaking to two girls, aged 11 and 15, who are from outside the area.
A post box on Teesside has been painted gold in celebration of Kat Copeland's Olympic gold medal success
Rowing pair Kat Copeland and Sophie Hosking won a gold medal in the Women's lightweight double sculls
Kat Copeland has become the North East's first Olympic champion at London 2012, winning the lightweight women's double sculls.