Words and logo on new sign spray-painted over
BREWERY bosses have been left baffled after vandals blacked out a brand new sign with spray paint. Karen Goody and Peter McCabe, of Goody Ales at Herne, put up their expensive new sign on Canterbury Road last Thursday. But just two days later it was targeted and sprayed completely black. Brewer Karen said:
“It was very deliberately sprayed so that all the words and our logo were covered and impossible to see. It doesn’t look like the work of a random vandal — it looks like someone has very deliberately done this. We put the sign up on the main road because a lot of people didn’t know where we were and in the two days it was up it worked well – we had several people coming in who said they hadn’t realised we were there.”
The pair have reported the incident to the police, who are now investigating, and are planning to install CCTV to protect the sign in future. Karen added:
“We have another sign on the lane leading to the brewery and that is fine so it is frustrating and distressing. We have had so many lovely people delighted that Herne Bay has its own microbrewery but obviously not everyone is a fan. The police are treating it as criminal damage and it really is quite nasty. If people don’t like the brewery they don’t have to come and enjoy it, they can just stay away”
Anyone with information can call Canterbury police on 101 or Crimestoppers, free and confidentially, on 0800 555111.
Herne Bay Times, July 2nd 2014