Resident blames graffiti in Gorleston on Pokemon Go players
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A concerned resident has blamed the Pokémon Go craze on a rise in graffiti in Gorleston.
A reader, who wishes to remain anonymous, said that the White Lion Steps on Cliff Hill, had become heavily graffitied since the game was released last week.
The steps are a focal point in the game that have been designated as a Pokéstop, a place to collect items like Pokéballs.
The reader said: 'I have lived here for six years and never have I seen graffiti like this.
'I can't help but think since the craze and the attraction of more kids to collect Pokémon this is potentially the reason why this may have happened.'
A spokesman for Norfolk Police said no crimes have been recorded in that area.
The game involves players catching Pokémon – or 'pocket monsters' – from geographical locations. Players can also congregate at meeting points such as Pokéstops to progress in the game.
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It has become the most popular game in the UK since its release last week, with millions of people downloading it to their phones.