Son Cladera mill graffiti, sa Pobla.

Son Cladera mill graffiti, sa Pobla.

26-07-2021Ultima Hora

An investigation has been launched in sa Pobla to find out who daubed graffiti on the Son Cladera Mill, which is a protected building.

The mill has been tagged with the initials ‘IMG’, which can be clearly seen from the Inca highway.

A signature consisting of a capital ‘Z’ and a symbol that could be a number 1 or a lower case 'q' has also been painted on the mill and a paint pot that matches the colours used has been found nearby.

Patrimoni Councillor, Antoni Simó Tomàs has already taken steps to try to identify the person responsible and will present a formal complaint to the Guardia Civil and a report to the Consell de Mallorca on Tuesday.

A Municipal Heritage Technician has also prepared a report, which will be delivered to the Benemérita barracks in sa Pobla, along with several tests that could help locate the graffiti artist.

Restoration

The Son Cladera mill dates back to the 19th Century and is included in the inventory of water extraction mills prepared by Fodesma for the Consell de Mallorca.

It partially collapsed during a storm in 2010 and the Department of Carreteres undertook the restoration project with the collaboration of Patrimoni. It cost 85,000 euros to consolidate the structure and make the roof waterproof.

The Council is assessing the damage to the mill and working out how to remove the paint.

Meanwhile, Mayor Llorenç Gelabert and Patrimoni Councillor, Antoni Simó Tomàs have appealed to local residents to help them identify the person or persons responsible for the graffiti.

They could be accused of a crime against property and the Department of Patrimoni, which owns the mill may also decide to take legal action.

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JohnG / Hace about 1 month

Never mind the fines…… make them remove the graffiti then a month in the clink

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Franco / Hace about 1 month

Compared to England I’m appalled how much graffiti there is in Majorca. Went to see Christmas lights in Palma other year graffiti was everywhere including shop shutters all looked very tatty.

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Colin Allcars / Hace about 1 month

There’s a good chance of fingerprints or DNA on the paint containers found nearby. Have they gone for forensic examinstion?

All the local youths will know the identity of each and every ‘tagger’ on the island. A little bit of investigation and pressure will reveal boatloads of intelligence. These tiggers tend to practice their designs on their schoolbooks and personal belongings.

Sadly, basic policing and civic pride seem to be very low values on Mallorca.

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Leo / Hace about 1 month

Something needs to be done to stamp this vandalism. Maybe the stocks and pelting with rotten eggs and tomatoes or fining along with making them clean it off at their expense. Or is that to mild ;-).

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Juan love / Hace about 1 month

It's about time every city came down hard on these people It is a permanent stain on buildings all over Spain, and I can't believe the amount of people who cannot see how detrimental it is.

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Jonas / Hace about 1 month

Time for a few €10,000 fines ,though the police seem incapable of catching them despite the fact they must take hours to paint especially on the side of the motorway!

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