Teenager ordered to clean up own graffiti or face court

A Caerau teenager has been given two months to clean up his own graffiti from 27 locations - or be charged to court.

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Police: Graffiti will not be tolerated in our communities

South Wales Police say anyone caught spraying or writing graffiti "will be dealt with efficiently and appropriately".

Over the last two or three months, the tag SPEC has been sprayed on property across Ely and Canton.

This was a concern to the community and we are glad that the person responsible has apologised and agreed to clean up the damage.

Graffiti is criminal damage, which can affect quality of life, increase fear of crime in some areas and reduce pride in a community. This will not be tolerated.

– Sergeant Richie Weber

Cardiff teenager ordered to clean up own graffiti

This 'SPEC' tag has appeared on fences, garages, signs and parks across Ely and Canton Credit: South Wales Police

A Cardiff teenager has been ordered to clean up his own graffiti within two months - or face court.

The tag 'SPEC' has appeared on fences, garages, signs and parks across Ely and Canton over the past few months, though it is estimated much of it has already been removed by the public and council.

The 18-year-old has been given two months to clean up the graffiti from 27 locations Credit: South Wales Police

The 18-year-old was arrested on suspicion of criminal damage and was given a conditional caution after admitting responsibility.

He has been given cleaning materials and a period of two months to clean up his graffiti from 27 locations in the area.

If he fails to do so, he will be charged to court.

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