Barnsley vandal fined over graffiti

A man who sprayed several areas of Barnsley with graffiti has been found guilty of criminal damage following an appearance at Barnsley Magistrates Court.' 'Callum Jordan, aged 20 of West Green Avenue, Barnsley appeared in court after a campaign to find the culprit was launched in May.
A man who sprayed several areas of Barnsley with graffiti has been found guilty of criminal damage following an appearance at Barnsley Magistrates Court.' 'Callum Jordan, aged 20 of West Green Avenue, Barnsley appeared in court after a campaign to find the culprit was launched in May.
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A man who daubed his graffiti tag around Barnsley has been found guilty of criminal damage.

Callum Jordan, aged 20, of West Green Avenue, Barnsley, was caught after a campaign to find the culprit was launched in May.

The tag ‘Ment’ was sprayed across bus shelters, notice boards, road signs and property in Cudworth and Lundwood, prompting Barnsley Council to offer a £200 reward for information leading to the conviction of the vandal.

He was identified after he posted a picture on social media site Instagram.

Jordan has been fined £1,000, ordered to serve a 12 week curfew and undertake 150 hours of unpaid work.

He claimed he never sprayed his tag on private properties.

Councillor Jenny Platts, of Barnsley Council, said: “Graffiti is unsightly and an anti-social activity that can create a negative impression of an area. In this case, the value of damage to council property alone was £3,000.

“The appeal to identify the perpetrator had a huge amount of support from local people and I’m extremely pleased that the culprit has been brought to justice.

“I hope that this acts as a deterrent to anyone else thinking of blighting our area.”