Some call it street art others call it mindless vandalism. Graffiti has always divided opinion. But businesses in Brighton and Hove say it's a blight on their city and is getting out of control.
Banks, hotels, public buildings and train stations have been targeted by so-called 'taggers'. This week, a hotel on Brighton seafront has been targeted for the third time this year.
Businesses say graffiti is costing them thousands to clean up - and more must be done to stop a recent rise.
Andy Dickenson reports and speaks to Andy Winter from the Brighton Housing Trust, Cllr Gill Mitchell and artist Daniel Doherty.