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VANDALS struck at a Portsmouth school, targeting a sign that encourages parents to park safely.

Nearby residents were told of the incident at the Portsea Action Group. The sign was vandalised at St. George’s Beneficial CoE Primary School in Hanover Street, Portsea.

The sign, paid for by the school, was put on a fence to improve pedestrian safety and stop people 
inconsiderately parking near important entrances to the site.

Headteacher at St. George’s Sandra Gibb told residents the sign was damaged by someone cutting two large heart shapes out of it at some time on Valentine’s Day.

Cllr Stephen Morgan, ward councillor for the area, said: ‘This is some of the first vandalism seen at the school in many years.

‘Maybe this was lighthearted fun or a romantic gesture, but whilst someone may have gained personally on Valentine’s Day, this was the wider community’s loss.’

Plans are being made to replace the banner.