Community payback for graffiti pair
The two teenagers who went on a graffiti-spraying splurge around Stone recently will not face criminal charges. Instead, the boys – aged 15 and 16 – will be made to do unpaid clean-up work in the community and to meet people whose property was vandalised.
An amazing community clean-up was organised by Kieran McKnight from Christ Church after walls, railway bridges and properties were daubed with graffiti in April. The two teenagers were arrested on 5th May after being caught in the act.
Chief Inspector Paul Trevor, Stafford Borough Local Policing Team Commander, told the Staffordshire Newsletter: “After a detailed investigation it has been determined the best course of action to address such behaviour is for those involved to work alongside our partners in the Youth Offending Team.”
He said this would include clean-up work and contact with victims, as well as the possibility of compensation to be paid by the boys’ parents. The Chief Inspector added: “This is not a decision we have taken lightly and it has been based on the individual circumstances of this case and the evidence put to us.”
Click here to read more from the Newsletter. Click on the ‘graffiti’ tag below to see all the stories and pictures of the graffiti and the clean-up on A Little Bit of Stone.