Police take action on graffiti and litter-strewn town centre spot

The Advertiser Series: An example of graffiti on buildings in the Union Street area of Darlington town centre An example of graffiti on buildings in the Union Street area of Darlington town centre

POLICE are taking action to get a graffiti and litter-strewn area of Darlington town centre cleaned up.

Officers carried out a visual audit of the Union Street area, behind Northgate, and found evidence of drug use and empty gas cans scattered around.

Bin bags had also been dumped and ripped open and several of the empty buildings in the area had been daubed with graffiti.

Buildings and street furniture on East Raby Street and Powlett Street had also been targeted by graffiti artists using the tags ‘Liker’ and ‘Hero’.

The Darlington Town Rangers have been asked to clean up the street graffiti while the police contact the owners of the empty town centre properties to instruct them to clean them up.

Officers are also liaising with Darlington Borough Council’s CCTV unit to see whether there is any footage that can be used to identify people responsible for drug use, fly tipping and graffiti in the area.

Town centre shops in the Union Street area are also being visited by officers regarding the disposal of commercial waste.

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10:55am Wed 11 Jun 14

The Love Slug says...

That 'Liker' tag is all over the town, and seems to have only appeared recently. Obviously graffiti is a crime and ruins many towns and public spaces, but having said that some tags are better looking than others. Its a shame then that this 'Liker' tag looks like an erect phallus and is maybe a self portrait for the so called artist.
That 'Liker' tag is all over the town, and seems to have only appeared recently. Obviously graffiti is a crime and ruins many towns and public spaces, but having said that some tags are better looking than others. Its a shame then that this 'Liker' tag looks like an erect phallus and is maybe a self portrait for the so called artist. The Love Slug
  • Score: 1

1:03pm Wed 11 Jun 14

Homshaw1 says...

If this graffiti is all over the town why is CCTV not picking it up. There is lots of anti-social behaviour goes on in the town centre - vandalised and stolen bikes, bullying of children, damage to property, graffiti.

Why is it not picked up?
If this graffiti is all over the town why is CCTV not picking it up. There is lots of anti-social behaviour goes on in the town centre - vandalised and stolen bikes, bullying of children, damage to property, graffiti. Why is it not picked up? Homshaw1
  • Score: 5

1:40am Sun 15 Jun 14

Erasmus-0 says...

The Love Slug wrote:
That 'Liker' tag is all over the town, and seems to have only appeared recently. Obviously graffiti is a crime and ruins many towns and public spaces, but having said that some tags are better looking than others. Its a shame then that this 'Liker' tag looks like an erect phallus and is maybe a self portrait for the so called artist.
I doubt he's ever been able to get an erection though.
[quote][p][bold]The Love Slug[/bold] wrote: That 'Liker' tag is all over the town, and seems to have only appeared recently. Obviously graffiti is a crime and ruins many towns and public spaces, but having said that some tags are better looking than others. Its a shame then that this 'Liker' tag looks like an erect phallus and is maybe a self portrait for the so called artist.[/p][/quote]I doubt he's ever been able to get an erection though. Erasmus-0
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