Graffiti youngsters made to clean up
Youngsters who scrawled graffiti across parts of Thetford are being made to clean up their acts and the areas of the town they defaced.Three teenage boys, aged between 16 and 18, admitted causing a spate of damage during December and January after being tracked down by police.
Youngsters who scrawled graffiti across parts of Thetford are being made to clean up their acts and the areas of the town they defaced.
Three teenage boys, aged between 16 and 18, admitted causing a spate of damage during December and January after being tracked down by police.
Officers said about 130 “tags” had been daubed all over the town in 28 locations and described it as the worst outbreak of graffiti Thetford had seen.
Thetford Safer Neighbourhood Team (SNT) decided with the victims, Breckland Council, the youngsters and their parents that a restorative justice approach was the best way to tackle the issue.
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Restorative justice means that the youngsters can make amends to the victims without being criminalised.
Norfolk has been chosen as one of eight areas in the country to pilot new ways of tackling youth crime by using restorative justice.
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