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Sunday, 11 May 2008

Henleaze Graffiti Stopped?

Police have arrested 7 local teenagers in connection with a spate of graffiti in the Westbury on Trym and Henleaze areas.

Their work seems to have been centred around the tag "9-11 inside job" which has appeared on walls, pavements and telephone exchange boxes. The repair bill for their work runs into thousands of pounds.

The arrests followed a member of the public who saw the youths committing an act of vandalism and photographed them. The police then followed up the evidence and took action. A combination of cautions and final warnings have been given to the 7 and, so far, no further graffiti has appeared in the area.

The person who took the initial photograph is to be thanked. There are enough news stories around to illustrate that there are risks associated with such actions.

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1 comment:

James Barlow said...

Consensus Achieved.

Even the Graffiti afficionados thought this was all a bit silly.

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