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Council says 'totally unacceptable' racist graffiti 'quickly' removed from footbridge near Himley – but motorists claim it is still there

A council claims to have removed a piece of racist graffiti spotted on a footbridge on the A449 near Himley – but motorists say it is still there.

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The graffiti could be seen on the side of a footbridge on the A449

South Staffordshire Council was alerted to the phrase 'White Lives Matter' which could be seen painted on a bridge above the road near to its exit for Himley Hall and Park.

A spokeswoman for the council said: "We are aware there has been graffiti in this area, which we promptly had removed.

"This matter has now been referred to Staffordshire Police."

However, motorists passing the spot over the weekend say the slogan is still clearly visible on the bridge.

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