The Globe Inn Plymouth
CREDIT: Google Map 2016

A gay couple in Devon have had graffiti painted onto the side of their pub in Buckfastleigh.

The Globe Inn Plymouth
CREDIT: Google Map 2016

A pub, owned by a gay couple in Buckfastleigh, South Devon, has had homophobic graffiti sprayed onto its wall. The word “puff” was sprayed in black onto the white wall of The Globe Inn pub, on Plymouth Road in Devon. Several of the pub’s windows were also daubed with the black spray.

Dan Simpson, who co-owns the pub with his partner Lee Boxall reported the graffiti to the police as a hate crime.

According to the Plymouth Herald, Dan said,

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“It seems that one individual has used a spray can on the CCTV camera, before then targeting the windows and doors, before spraying the word ‘Puff’, not spelt properly, on the wall.

“There was some real community spirit shown and it is great that people did come out and support us.”

Taking to the pub’s official Facebook page, the owners thanked a team of volunteers for offering to help clean off the graffiti.

“Thank you to all the volunteers who offered help with cleaning the graffiti off the pub this morning… It’s really appreciated! Some festive pics to lighten the mood…”