Ennis's gold postbox vandalised

The postbox being painted gold in Barker's Pool, Sheffield, to honour Jessica Ennis and her heptathlon victory. Credit: PA Wire

A postbox that was painted gold in Jessica Ennis's home city to celebrate her Olympic triumph has been vandalised.

Graffiti was daubed on the box in Barkers Pool in Sheffield city centre, which has already become a tourist attraction, within 24 hours of it being painted.

A new layer of gold has been applied by a Royal Mail engineer, a Sheffield City Council spokeswoman said.

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