Graffiti sprayed atop Hampstead Heath’s Parliament Hill
- Credit: Harry Taylor
The words “Racoon City” were sprayed by vandals over the landmarks guide at the top of Parliament Hill.
Walkers spotted the graffiti on the sign, which was donated by the Heath and Hampstead Society to the City of London Corporation in 2016, on Monday lunchtime.
The words “Racoon City” had been daubed on large parts of the metal sign in black paint, making it unreadable.
The graffiti may be a nod to the Resident Evil series of video games.
Raccoon City is the setting for several games and a remake of the third in the series was released earlier this year, shortly after the coronavirus pandemic broke out.
You may also want to watch:
City of London Corporation staff removed the graffiti on Tuesday.
A City of London Corporation spokesperson said: “We were made aware [on Tuesday] of some graffiti on one of the signs on Parliament Hill. Our staff have been out to take a look and within hours of it being reported to us, the graffiti was removed.”
- 1 Jeremy Corbyn launches Peace and Justice Project with calls to action
- 2 Arsenal boss Arteta worried about player burnout
- 3 O2 Centre: developer Landsec 'looking to re-provide' Sainsbury's
- 4 Is lockdown working in north London? Here's what the latest data tells us
- 5 Homeschooling in lockdown: Top tips for a north London parent
- 7 Joan Bakewell fires legal threat to government over second Covid jab
- 8 Lord's Cricket Ground used as Covid-19 vaccination centre
- 9 Crouch End Vampires help feed homeless with soup kitchen fundraiser
- 10 Ozil travels to Turkey as Arsenal exit looms