The leader of Wirral Council has condemned graffiti that has appeared at Wallasey Town Hall as the borough moves into a tier three lockdown.

New restrictions that cover the entire Liverpool City Region and are the highest in the country are now active, but opposers to the move have made their feelings known with vandalism.

'Hoax' has been written on one wall bordering the local authority headquarters while another says 'liars' with an arrow pointing to the town hall.

Wirral Globe: Graffiti written on the side of a wall by the town hall. Photo: Twitter

Cllr Jan Williamson said on Twitter: "Really angry to see our beautiful Town Hall has been targeted again. #COVID is not a hoax, it is real, it is killing our residents. We must work together, this is unacceptable."

Yesterday, the leaders of Liverpool City Region explained why Merseyside has been placed into special measures,with covid infection rates soaring and hospitalisations increasing rapidly, particularly in Liverpool where they are now the highest in the country.

Users on Twitter backed the council leader. Jean Barrett said: "Shocked people still do not believe the dangers. The Tory Gov mixed msgs & lack of explanations to seemingly absurd conflicting rules are to blame. We need Clarity & Facts from a Gov they trust. Sadly it will hit home to so many the hard way when it effects them."

Sue Percy added: "We must stand together. Disgraceful behaviour."

Wirral's current weekly new infection rate stands at 296 per 100,000 people.