Residents were shocked this week after vandals targeted Falmouth hospital and Rosslyn hotel with offensive graffiti.

The word ‘cancer’ was sprayed over the sign at the entrance of the hospital, and racist slurs were seen written on the walls outside the derelict hotel.

The incident fuels an already controversial debate in Falmouth Town, with Bar Road roundabout targeted by graffiti vandals in October and numerous other areas in town defaced.