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A class of primary school children have begun fighting back as they say Brighton is becoming blighted by graffiti.
After a war memorial plaque they helped to erect was vandalised, the children penciled an open letter to the culprit speaking of their sadness and anger.
The King George IV statue by the Royal Pavilion has been targeted twice.
The memorial includes a blue plaque honouring a Victorian Cross winning soldier.
Businesses have also complained about graffiti in the city, with one claiming it is starting to look 'like a shanty town' and that tourists are being put off.
The council says it spends £75,000 removing graffiti, but that it is only responsible for clearing its own buildings and property.