A COLOURFUL mural which was made to cover up graffiti has already been vandalised.

Friends of Elsecar Park collaborated with Elsecar Holy Trinity Church of England Primary Academy and Virgin Media to get rid of graffiti on the reservoir walls underneath the bridge. The provider white washed the graffiti while the children drew their favourite animals and trees which was copied onto the walls.

However, not long after the mural was unveiled, it has been vandalised again.

Barnsley Council said: “Not only is this a case where graffiti spoils our beautiful borough, but the messages shared were offensive hate crime comments.”