Is graffiti just vandalism, or something more? Many public bodies are losing their suspicion of the spray-can and asking graffiti artists to turn bare buildings into works of art.
But the criminal damage element has not gone away. Leicester City Council says two graffiti writers have cost them £100,000 in six months.
They are now offering £500 for information about their identities. Callum Watkinson reports.
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