A WAR protester has challenged the vandal who defaced one of his banners to come forward.
Geoff Nicholls, of Neston, took part in last week's rally in London against US President George Bush's state visit to Britain.
The night before he journeyed to the capital his anti-war poster showing a child killed during the conflict with Iraq was defaced outside his farm in Chester High Road.
Mr Nicholls, a Green Party member and peace activist, said: 'On Wednesday night, I went to bed and got up early on Thursday morning ready to depart for London.
'That's when I saw someone had been with an aerosol can in the night and sprayed all over the poster.
'It doesn't bother me because it means people are noticing what I'm saying. But I'd like to find the vandal and challenge them to a debate about the war.'
The poster, produced by the Muslim Association of Britain, depicts a boy with his foot blown off and his father holding him aloft.
Mr Nicholls said: 'These are incidents which should not be ignored.
`We are going to be offered a referendum on regional assemblies because Prime Minister Tony Blair thinks he can win it.
`We would have got one on the euro but he doesn't think he can win that. We were never even offered one on the war with Iraq.
`This is not democratic. It's like an elected dictatorship. We could be in the same situation with Iran, North Korea or Syria.'
Mr Nicholls said the atmosphere of the rally was `very good-natured,' reminding him of the Notting Hill Carnival.