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PARENTS are upset after vandals drew 'inappropriate' images on a public pathway. 

The drawings, which depict parts of the male anatomy, have prompted concern after appearing overnight on Westray Close Park in Oakridge.

Using pale blue chalk, one image illustrates the male sex while in another more disturbing image features a stick man.

A mother told the Gazette: “A lot of people would find this funny but this park is used by families and children.

“Personally, as a mum myself, it’s just massively inappropriate and extremely juvenile.

“You can tell it’s not drawn by a smaller child. It just goes to show the mentality of some of the older kids that live in the area.”

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The parent continued: “It feels like a lot of kids are just let loose with no supervision and it’s a shame as this is a lovely park area but since it’s been built, the council has been forced to come out on several occasions to repair things.”

Speaking about crime more widely in the park, she added: “Out of control youths have torn up the tarmac, wrecked the outdoor gym equipment and even went around damaging all the trees that were planted.”

It is thought the vandals struck overnight on Friday.

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