I AM sure I speak for a lot of Echo readers when I say how appalled I was to see (Echo, Nov 23) the mural painted by street artist Horace on the side of a guest house in Brighton, depicting Sir Winston Churchill in stockings, suspenders and panties. It is totally shocking in my view.

Sir Winston was Prime Minister from 1940 to 1945. He was born in 1874 and died in 1965 having given sterling service when we were at war with Germany. He was always in the running to be considered Britain’s greatest man.

He is seen on the mural giving his famous V for Victory sign. As far as I am concerned, the sign should mean ‘go forth and multiply’ to Horace the artist and anyone who allowed it to happen.

I am sure street art like this should have planning permission especially if it is controversial. Not impressed one bit.

Malcolm Rolling, Durham.