Paying the price for graffiti
Creating graffiti has cost a man more than �1,000.
A MAN who admitted causing criminal damage with graffiti throughout Stevenage has been hit hard in the pocket.
Balaam Camp, of Orchard Crescent in the town, was fined �365 and ordered to pay compensation of �640 with �85 costs when he appeared before local magistrates last week.
The 23-year-old admitted criminal damage in Grace Way, Orchard Crescent on two occasions, Clovelly Way and Fairlands Way, again on two occasions.
He committed them between March 2009 and May 2010.
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A further 20 offences were taken into consideration. He was ordered to pay the compensation to Stevenage Borough Council for damage incurred and also to the owner of a fence he damaged.
The court head that some of the murals were six foot high and five foot wide, painted with black and white emulsion. Camp had targeted a garden fence and underpass walls for his graffiti.
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He had also used permanent adhesive to stick drawings of the same image to walls and roadside furniture including an electrical box, causing damage.
Chief Inspector Richard Liversidge said: “I am pleased with this conviction because this type of crime increases people’s fear that a neighbourhood is unsafe, when this is not the case in Stevenage.”