A teenager has been sentenced to eight weeks in prison, suspended for 12 months, after admitting 78 counts of graffiti.
Jacob West, from Bournemouth, travelled to Bristol in order to place his distinctive tag across the city.
He was eventually caught as part of a city-wide graffiti crack down, where he pleaded guilty to 78 counts of criminal damage.
In addition to his prison term, the 18-year-old was handed an 18 month Criminal Behaviour Order which prohibits him from being in possession of any spray cans.
He was also placed under a two month curfew between 9pm and 5am, told to pay nearly £2,000 in compensation to victims and complete 120 hours of unpaid work.
West travelled to Bristol with the sole intention of causing damage to private and public property by painting it with his distinctive ‘wash’ tag.
This is the latest in a series of arrests as part of a wider joint crackdown with Bristol City Council targeting prolific graffiti writers in the city known as Operation Block.
We are not targeting graffiti as an art form but instead aim to deal with those that commit a criminal act by damaging property without the consent of the owner.
All of those that have so far being arrested or identified are adults. Many of whom are in employment or university and are actively putting their graffiti tags in is many prominent locations as possible.
Graffiti artists in Bristol have transformed a bowls club in the city in the hope of attracting younger members to the sport.
It's ahead of Upfest - Europe's largest urban paint festival which takes place at the end of this month.
The Greville Smyth Club will be just one of the many places in Bedminster and Southville to receive a make-over as part of the festival that's now in its sixth year.
If you're travelling through Bristol Temple Meads this week you might notice something different as you approach the station. A new art installation highlighting the city's famous graffiti culture has been put in place - and it's quite a contrast to Brunel's famous architecture.
It's to celebrate the launch of the latest project to regenerate the run down Temple Quarter Enterprise Zone. There are already plans for a 12,000 seater arena, now the Council want the public to make their mark too.
It took 45 artists from across the world wielding 3,500 cans of spray paint a week to transform Nelson Street with street art. A record 50,000 people of all ages dropped in to see the buildings being covered in graffiti. We sent our cameraman to film the finished artworks. Take a look!
This year’s See No Evil street art project in Bristol attracted a record crowd of 50,000 people over the weekend.
In total, there were 3,500 spray cans used, 40 global street artists attended and 12 multi-story buildings graffitied over the course of 7 days on Nelson Street.
Organisers described the event as a 'huge success'.
Thirty of the world's leading graffiti artists have been repainting Nelson Street in Bristol. It's part of the second See no Evil event in the city and is Europe's largest street art project. Watch Alexandra Lodge's full report here.
Police in Bristol are inviting members of the public to try their hand at Graffiti. Officers have set aside a wall in Nelson Street for people to have a go at some street art.
However they are reminding everyone that they must have permission to paint on buildings otherwise it's against the law. The See No Evil street art project is the largest in Europe.
Thirty of the world's leading graffiti artists have been repainting Nelson Street in Bristol.Read the full story ›
Jonty Messer has been in Central Bristol where a drab, grey street in central Bristol is being transformed into an outdoor gallery. Some of the world's best street artists are painting office blocks, bridges and even a police station in Nelson Street for the See No Evil project.
The See No Evil street art project takes place in Bristol. Nearly 50 artists from around the world are changing the face of Nelson Street.Read the full story ›