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Masked artist sorry after noise complaint
4:00pm Tuesday 20th August 2013 in News
A MYSTERIOUS masked artist who has been leaving his artwork around Marlow for fans to take for free has said sorry after complaints about noise nuisance.
Followers of Letts, or Street Art Drop, as he is known, joined in the treasure hunt style game earlier this month after logging on Facebook and Twitter to find clues as where to find his paintings.
But some residents, including Fred Mellor, were unhappy with disturbances caused as a result.
Mr Mellor wrote to the Free Press: "I live on one of the roads leading to where he left a painting. Around 11pm there were cars speeding up and down, spinning their wheels and revving their engines on what should be a quiet residential street.
"It's irresponsible and this is nothing more than a public nuisance being arranged by an artist as a self promotion exercise.
"It won't be long before there is an accident and I'm worried that if he does this during the day when children or old people are about someone could easily be run over and killed. Next time this happens I'll be calling 999."
The artist, from Flackwell Heath, said: "Whilst we are very pleased about the number of people taking part in the Marlow Street Art Drops, we are disappointed that some people decided to conduct themselves in an anti-social manner and spoil the experience for both other participants and residents alike.
"We certainly don't condone or encourage irresponsible driving and we will use the experiences from Marlow as a guide on how, and where, we conduct Street Art Drops in other towns.
"When we became aware of some people not playing in the spirit of the game, messages were posted on Facebook and Twitter discouraging such behaviour and known offenders were blocked from our pages.
"We'd like to apologise to any Marlow residents who were disturbed or inconvenienced caused by our successful time in the town."
See more of his artwork and updates on events on his Facebook page www.facebook.com/streetartdrop1?ref=ts&fref=ts