RESIDENTS in Tockholes are appealing for a graffiti artist to remove his etchings from a children’s playground.

The name Jake has been scrawled on to a pig-shaped piece of equipment in the area off Tockholes Road.

Janice Crewdson said: “Would the person called Jake, or his friend, who has started graffiti on the pig on the children’s playground kindly remove it, or if anyone knows who Jake is, get them down there as soon as possible.

“Once this starts it encourages more people to start writing on walls.

“It needs stopping before it is another vandalised playground.”