Bus station graffiti cleared by teens who sprayed it

Graffiti removal under way
Graffiti removal under way

Two teenage boys caught out by CCTV cameras spraying graffiti on the shelters at the town’s bus station were made to clear up their mess.

The lads worked under the supervision of Boston Borough Council’s anti-social behaviour case worker Adam Eden and PCSO Zameer Hussain, who made sure they scrubbed away all the red paint they had applied to the Perspex bus shelters.

They also cleared up some other graffiti in the area.

Mr Eden said: “They worked hard for about two hours. They said the sooner they got it finished, the sooner they could go. They were regretful about what they had done and said they would not do it again.”

The boys were spotted by CCTV and caught at the scene by police.

Coun Stephen Woodliffe, portfolio holder for community safety, said: “The bus station is not off-limits so far as our CCTV cameras are concerned. We can clearly view the entire area, including activities inside the shelters.”

The story follows news last week that two men who urinated up a wall behind the council’s Municipal Buildings have been caught and fined for their act.

The borough council has vowed to use its state-of-the-art £229,000 cameras to combat litter, spitting, urination and vandalism.