Urban knitting craze arrives in Urmston

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YARN bombing, the urban knitting phenomenon described as the most inoffensive form of graffiti, has arrived in Urmston.

Knitted pumpkins were spotted on Railway Road on Monday afternoon, to the amusement of many Urmston shoppers.

This is not the first time yarn bombing has hit the town however, as knitted cats, flowers and grapes amongst other items were seen at the junction of Crofts Bank Road & Flixton Road in May.

Leader of Trafford Council, Cllr Matt Colledge said: "The work of these spooky scoundrels was quite a surprise to everyone travelling through Urmston on Monday, and helped bring the Halloween spirit to life the area."

If you see any yarn bombing in your area, email pictures to sam.editorial@messengergrp.co.uk or tweet them to MessengerNews_.

The photographs taken in May were provided by Urmston resident, Martin Standish.

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