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Morecambe boys made to clean up their graffiti
2:36pm Monday 4th July 2011 in Morecambe news
SIX Morecambe youngsters who daubed graffiti across a brick wall have been made to clean up the mess they created.
The boys, aged 12 to 18, had used red and black spray paint and marker pen to write their names on a wall belonging to an elderly couple who live on Heathfoot Avenue, on the Combermere estate.
After neighbourhood police identified the vandals, it was decided that they themselves should be the ones to remove the graffiti.
Lancaster City Council provided paint brushes and Homebase provided masonry paint before the youngsters repainted the whole wall.
PCSO Emma Bond, of the Heysham south neighbourhood police team, said: "Graffiti really ruins the appearance of a neighbourhood and can lead others to take less pride in the area where they live."
PCSO Chris Dyson added: "By painting the wall and covering up the things they had scrawled on it, and at the same time seeing the distress they had caused to the couple who live in the house, we hope that the boys will think twice before doing this again."