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Ramsgate: Pranksters once again target Madeira Walk waterfall by adding detergent to it

Pranksters have again targeted a waterfall in Ramsgate by adding detergent to the water.

The water feature, in Madeira Walk, is full of foam and bubbles which are spilling out onto the road.

This isn't the first time it has been targeted by practical jokers.

The waterfall was also filled with foam last year
The waterfall was also filled with foam last year

In September 2015, the water was turned green by vandals and contractors from the council were sent to remove the substance from the water.

A spokesmas for Thanet District Council said: "The council’s open spaces team was on site this morning to defoam the waterfall.

"The cost of cleaning up this damage will be around £1,000.

"Dyes and detergents can damage fountain parts.

"In addition detergents are damaging to water life and this was a particularly serious case of contamination."

The waterfall was created in 1894 after the borough council of Ramsgate decided something was needed to welcome new visitors, by changing its appearance.

James Pulham and Sons created it, making it look as if it had been cut through a steep gorge, with rocky cliffs on either side.

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