A VANDAL was caught by police after officers ran a graffiti-themed workshop in a Sheffield school close to where the culprit’s tag had been spotted – and recognised a student’s artwork.
Officers ran the workshop after noticing the graffiti tag in Stradbroke, Handsworth, Richmond Park and Intake.
A South Yorkshire Police spokesman said: “Working with one of the local schools and our Children and Young Persons Officer we were able to run a graffiti-themed class where pupils were asked to design artwork based on graffiti tagging.
“It became apparent through this class that the same identical tag was produced by a pupil.
“A full admission was made by the pupil, three tag pens seized from their home address, and a plan put in place for the offender to clean off the graffiti at the various sites.”