ROAD signs, tourist signs and phone boxes in Manningtree and Mistley have been targeted by graffiti vandals.

Police have received a number of reports that the signs were vandalised and so was the shelter along The Walls.

British Transport Police also received reports of their property being targeted with the same graffiti tag.

Harwich community policing team has been in contact with Colchester policing team as it is believed the same graffiti has been carried out in Dedham.

An Essex Police spokesman said: "We have been working with Tendring Council regarding the cost of repair and cleaning.

"The same tag has been used which has led up to believe the same individual is carrying out the graffiti, the suspect is known to the police and will be dealt with for the offence of criminal damage once the investigation has been completed."

If you have any further information regarding this email cptharwich@esssex.pnn.police,uk.

Essex Police has been contacted for further comment.