Maghull & Aintree Labour Action Team gets graffiti removed from

The M58 bridge after the graffiti had been cleared

Maghull & Aintree Labour Action Team has successfully had a long-standing piece of graffiti removed from a bridge over the M58.

The graffiti on the bridge at the entrance to Switch Island had been there for years.

The words 'The Pies' was scrawled in huge letters on the bridge 40 feet above the motorway.

Labour campaigner and Labour's candidate for Sudell Ward Patrick McKinley said the vandalism had blighted the area for far too long and he praised Network Rail for removing the graffiti.

Patrick said: "That motorway is essentially the gateway into Maghull and Aintree and the fact this was the first thing that greeted visitors and people coming into our communities was appalling.

"It was the first impression people had of East Sefton, and as we know, first impressions very often last.

Graffiti on the M58 bridge


"So the Labour Action Teams for Maghull and Aintree called on Network Rail to take action and they immediately responded and for that I thank them."

Patrick said graffiti of this kind can really tarnish the image of an area.

Patrick said: "Thankfully, the graffiti was removed ahead of this year's Grand National, which means that the thousands of people who were visiting Aintree weren't greeted by this graffiti.

"But when you think that we want to encourage businesses to come into our community to boost the local economy and create jobs then we cannot allow them to be put off by vandalism like we had over the M58."

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