Murals created by street artists in Croydon a week ago have been vandalised and some may have to be removed.

Spray painters from the all women movement Femme Fierce spent February 15 making their mark on St George’s Walk and the surrounding area.

They were invited by Rise Gallery owner Kevin Zuchowski-Morrison as part of a plan to create an arts quarter in the centre of town.

He said all the artwork was fine at 5pm yesterday but when he got in to the gallery this morning he saw that they had been vandalised, and his gallery windows were also targeted.

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The art that was created last week has been vandalised

Mr Zuchowski-Morrison said: "All of them are damaged.

"We are trying to reach out to the people who have done it and say ‘How can we stop this from happening?

"It’s just really sad and we are massively upset.

"I want to give the girls an opportunity to come and fix their work otherwise we will have to put new works.

"These people [that did the graffiti] just seem to be out to cause problems.

"I don’t know if it’s jealousy or what but we are trying to reach out to these people."

Anyone who knows who graffitied the artworks is asked to call Rise Gallery on 020 8681 1279 or email