Police appeal over graffiti attack on Luke Pollard MP's Plymouth office

Police are investigating a graffiti attack on the office of Plymouth MP Luke Pollard - and are urging anyone with information to come forward.

The words 'Die Blair' were spray-painted on the door of the Labour MP's city base some time between Sunday evening and Monday morning.

Mr Pollard said he would like to invite the culprits for a meeting to discuss their concerns.

It came just hours after he spoke about a rise in 'abuse, insults, homophobia and slurs' online.

A police spokeswoman said the incident is being looked into.

Police are appealing for information. Credit: Luke Pollard MP

Police are investigating criminal damage at the offices of MP Luke Pollard in Plymouth. Offensive words were sprayed with black paint on the entrance door of the Frankfort Gate property sometime between 6pm on Friday 18 October and 8am on Monday 21 October. Anyone who heard or saw anything suspicious is asked to contact police via mailto:101@dc.police.uk or by phone on 101, quoting crime reference CR/095140/19.

Devon and Cornwall Police
The graffiti was discovered on Monday morning. Credit: Luke Pollard MP

I want to invite whoever vandalised my office to have a conversation. There’s no place for the hate and abuse that we are seeing on the rise. The individual who did this is clearly concerned about something so much they will commit a criminal act to voice their concerns. I hope they’re concerned enough to have a conversation. My office remains open and my team are at work, safe and well. They do a superb job every day for the people I represent and they deserve to work in safe and secure workplace. I’m proud to be the first ever Plymouth MP to have a city-centre office and I believe having an office where people can walk up to while in town helps more people, makes me more accountable and is better for our politics.

Luke Pollard MP