A GRAFFITI vandal has targeted a listed building – just days after renovation scaffolding came down.
The Duke of York’s cinema, in Preston Road, Brighton, is thought to be the county’s oldest picture house and is currently undergoing renovation.
But just two days after the scaffolding came down on the side of the building, the newly painted wall was daubed with scribbles by a graffiti vandal.
Carolynn Rebbell, duty manager at the cinema said: “We are currently restoring the building to what it was like when it first opened.
“Tonnes and tonnes of work has gone into making the cinema look like its former glory so to have it marred by graffiti is really disappointing.
“We’ve had a few pieces of graffiti before but I feel like the target of a fresh coat of paint was a bit more than some people could resist.
“We’re keeping in good spirits and we’re not taking it as too much of a blow.”