BARNSLEY Council have had ‘little success’ at removing graffiti from the town’s Kes statue after it was vandalised earlier this month.

It’s reported that the statue on Cheapside was defaced shortly before 4pm on Thursday, January 5.

A police spokesperson told the Chronicle: “Barnsley Council’s town centre wardens and anti-graffiti specialists have tried multiple to measures to remove the graffiti, unfortunately with little success.

“I also understand they will be pursuing further measures to remove it.

“Mindless vandalism will not be tolerated in our town centre, or anywhere in Barnsley, and we would encourage anyone who may have information about who caused the damage to contact us via our online live chat, reporting portal or by calling 101.

“Please quote investigation number 14/16728/23 when you get in touch.”