'Not in my valley' says man who painted over far right graffiti

A local man said he was so outraged by the graffiti that he painted over it himself. Credit: Sion Tomos Owen

A Valleys man said he was so angry at seeing far right graffiti painted on a local landmark, that he painted over it himself.

Sion Tomos Owen from Treorchy was driving over the Rhigos mountain on Saturday when he saw the graffiti.

Someone had spray painted 'Britain First' onto the side of the iconic watchman's hut landmark.

Sion has received support online for his actions.

Sion dropped his family to their home, picked up some paint and immediately went back to cover the graffiti up.

He said there was no support for such words in his local area.

Policies on the Britain First website include a ban on any further immigration except in special circumstances and a policy to offer relocation grants to people of foreign descent who wish to leave Britain permanently.

Sion put a post about the graffiti on Facebook where hundreds of people thanked him for his actions with some dubbing him a 'legend' and others saying they would have done the same.

He also received support from Rhondda AM Leanne Woods who praised his actions against a 'racist' group.