Vandals black out words 'migrants & refugees' from a welcome sign leading into Leeton

The vandalised sign

The vandalised sign

THE mayor of Leeton has condemned a racist vandalism attack on one of the town’s welcome signs.

A can of spray paint was used to remove the words “migrants & refugees” from a sign on Irrigation Way that extends a welcome to new residents.

“It’s a shame to think that some people within our society, our community, would have the hatred to commit an act like that,” Leeton mayor Paul Maytom said. “The vast majority of the people who live here embrace immigrants and refugees.”