Disgust at graffiti on Wakefield’s Sandal Castle site

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Vandals have damaged and defaced one of the region’s key historic sites.

Yobs sprayed graffiti over the remains of the medieval walls of Sandal Castle in Wakefield. And days later, a car was driven on to its slopes, damaging the hillside.

Richard Taylor, of the Friends of Sandal Castle group, said: “A post on the Sandal Community Association Facebook page, under the simple slogan ‘We Care about Our Castle’ has attracted more than 12,000 views, a measure of the anger that is felt about what’s happening at the site.”

The damage comes months after the site’s visitor centre was closed down in a cost-cutting move by Wakefield Council.