‘DISRESPECTFUL’ vandals targeted a town centre care home sign which thanked staff for their efforts during the lockdown.

Staff and residents at Eboracum House, on Park Grove, were devastated to find that the home’s ‘thank you’ sign had been defaced overnight.

Sherralyn Newton, the manager at the home, was left reeling and has said she hopes this doesn’t happen to other homes across the borough.

She said: “It’s really upsetting to see that people have been this careless and inconsiderate.

“Everybody has worked incredibly hard during this pandemic and this was our way of showing our appreciation.

“It’s mind-boggling that people would be so selfish during a time when we should all be pulling together.

“I appreciate everybody’s support during this time and for spreading the word about what has happened.”