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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

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