Somerset landmark hit by graffiti vandals

PUBLISHED: 08:00 05 April 2018

Graffiti on Burnham Light House.

Graffiti on Burnham Light House.

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An iconic Somerset landmark has been vandalised with graffiti.

Graffiti on Burnham Light House.Graffiti on Burnham Light House.

The letters FRB have been sprayed on one of Burnham-on-Sea beach’s lighthouse legs.

The vandalism has been reported to Sedgemoor District Council, which owns the building.

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A spokesman for the council said: “Our clean surroundings staff will remove the graffiti today (Thursday).

“It is disappointing to see such vandalism on a building which has been a part of Burnham for more than 185 years.

“It is a shame people feel the need to deface this beautiful and much photographed building.”

The historic lighthouse was built in 1832 and is a grade-II listed building.

Known as the Burnham Lower Light, it is 36 feet high and stands on nine wooden legs on Burnham’s main sandy beach.

The structure remains a vital aid for sea navigation and is popular among tourists and walkers.

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