TOWN centre shop owners have been targeted by vandals, with graffiti tags appearing on frontages over the past week.

The purple tag – similar to one allegedly seen on The Moor – was found sprayed onto Oliver Wild Menswear on Thursday morning, and then on King Barbers the following day.

Knutsford police officers are investigating the recent incidents.

Harrison Wild, owner of Oliver Wild, said: “My shop’s been done, and the neighbours – that’s over two days.

“It always seems to be my shopfront. I have a bit where you can sit and it always gets wrecked.

“A PCSO came to see me on Friday and had a word, and with the barbers as well. She is going to have a look at some CCTV.”

A barber at King Barbers said: “We came in on Thursday and they had graffitied on the shop next door.

“On Friday morning, it was on ours. The same colour, the same style – it’s the same person doing it.”

A police spokesman told the Guardian that officers were appealing for information from the public after vandals sprayed graffiti on a 'number of shops' in Knutsford town centre.

"Between Wednesday, May 31 and Thursday, June 1, officers have been contacted by the owners of two separate stores on Minshull Street, Knutsford, whose premises have been targeted by vandals," he said.

PCSO Zoe Cox added: “Enquiries into these two incidents are ongoing and as part of the investigation I’m keen to hear from anyone who was in the area around the time these incidents occurred.

“I urge anyone with any information to contact the team here at Knutsford on 101 quoting occurrence number 0717176556.”