Concerns raised by residents and businesses over the graffiti on a wall outside of Whitton Station has resulted in the council removing it.

Nick O’Donnell, Assistant Director for Traffic and Engineering, for Richmond Council said: “We aim to keep the borough as clean and safe as possible.

"As part of this, we are committed to reducing and removing graffiti.

“Graffiti is a crime - if you see it taking place, please report it to the police.”

High Street traders felt that the bridge is an "architectural landmark" and an "important anchor at one end of the High Street".

The council also worked alongside Whitton Business Association to remove the graffiti style coating.

Graeme Wood from Whitton Business Association, said: "We'd like to express our gratitude to the Richmond Highways Department who have worked with Love Whitton to deliver this much needed improvement.

"It's a great example of successful partnership working and is one of many projects Love Whitton delivers, that seek to improve the High Street for our members and their customers."