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Police called to art drop in Marlow street
POLICE were called to an art drop in Marlow last night although the artist behind the treasure hunt style game said it was just one or two trying to spoil a good event.
Anonymous artist Letts, who wears a mask, and goes by the name Street Art Drop, leaves his paintings on streets and gives clues to his Facebook and Twitter fans on where to find them.
Last night this resulted in cars and people gathering in Berwick Road to search for paintings.
Police said they were called at 9.39pm to reports of lots of cars flooding into the road.
Police spokesman, Chris Kearney, said: "We did attend, just because we thought it might be a public disturbance.
"We soon realised what it was all about.
"We made sure parking was done in a way so that the road was relatively clear and people could get through."
He said there was also a suggestion that two children, aged 12 and 15, were missing. But they were found by 10.30pm.
Letts said the two youngsters had just got wrapped up in the game and their mum had panicked at first when she couldn't find them.
He said Marlow is very quiet at that time of night and all the cars arrive but then soon disappear again.
Letts said: "There are always a few that try and ruin it but they didn't succeed.
"The evening created such a buzz."
Each game has a hashtag- last night's was #Deactivate.
Letts said: "That is it for Marlow now. There won't be any around here at all.
"I am a local lad and I wanted to give paintings around here before I go around the country."
He said he just wants to spread his paintings, which he gives out for free, and love.
Letts added: "People try and do a good thing and have fun but it goes back to the horrible side of life that goes on.
"I am not giving up though.I am going to go and spread my word and my paintings."
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