Vandals spray post box gold after Olympics skeleton medallist Lizzy Yarnold won gold at Sochi
A postbox has been painted gold following Kent's Lizzy Yarnold's win at the Winter Olympics.
Vandals struck overnight in Hever Road in West Kingsdown, near Sevenoaks - the skeleton champion's home town.
It comes after Royal Mail said it had no plans to decorate postboxes for Sochi winners - like it did for gold medallists at London 2012.
The post box was sprayed gold in West Kingsdown. Picture: Matt Walters
It said it will instead look into other ways of honouring Yarnold, a former Maidstone Grammar School for Girls' pupil.
This could include creating a special postmark to recognise the achievements of top athletes.
Lizzy Yarnold celebrates her Olympic gold. Pictures: Getty Images
Athlete Lizzy Yarnold is backing the Twitter campaign #paintitgoldforlizzy
But a Twitter campaign #paintitgoldforlizzy is hoping to force the organisation into a U-turn.
The 25-year-old, from West Kingsdown, has shown her appreciation by adding the hashtag to her Twitter profile.
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