Possible PokemonGo link to graffiti on Matlock path

Residents are angry after 13 graffiti '˜tags' appeared along a Matlock path which leads from Matlock to Matlock Bath.

Wednesday, 31st August 2016, 12:54 pm
Updated Wednesday, 31st August 2016, 1:56 pm
Graffiti 'tags' on a Matlock path.

The tags have all been sprayed on bins, walls and other objects alongside a path that runs beside the River Derwent towards Matlock Bath and Pic Tor.

Many of the ‘tags’ reference the word ‘mystic’, thought to be a reference to a PokemonGo ‘team’ which is active in the area.

Tilly Ward, of Church Street, Matlock, said: “The community are obviously worried about this becoming an ongoing problem.

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Graffiti 'tags' on a Matlock path. The word 'mysitic' is thought to reference a PokemonGo 'team'.

“We have also had groups hanging round drinking at all hours of the day and night.”

Derbyshire Police are investigating the incidents and are liaising with the council about how to combat anti-social behaviour in future.

If you have any information about the graffiti, please contact Derbyshire Police on 101 quoting crime reference 344 of 27/8/2016.

Graffiti 'tags' on a Matlock path.
Graffiti 'tags' on a Matlock path. The word 'mysitic' is thought to reference a PokemonGo 'team'.
Graffiti 'tags' on a Matlock path.