Vandals draw phallus on footbridge at Queen's Park in Chesterfield

Graffiti is unsightly and costly to remove.
Graffiti is unsightly and costly to remove.

Vandals have drawn a phallus on the footbridge leading to Queen's Park in Chesterfield.

Chesterfield Borough Council will now have to use taxpayers' money to remove the tasteless graffiti.

Thousands of people - including children - walk across the bridge every day to get to the town beauty spot.

Graffiti is an offence of criminal damage and, if prosecuted, the offender could face a fine or even imprisonment.