Offenders clear up vandalism in the Deepings

GRAFFITI which has blighted 30 streets has been cleared up.

Vandals have spray painted and scrawled words and pictures on bush shelters, fences and play equipment in Market Deeping and Deeping St James over the last six months.

The mess was cleared by five people from the community payback scheme, which gets offenders to carry out unpaid work in the community.

Police community support officer Raechell Last said that more than 100 incidents have been recorded.

She said: “Everywhere I looked I saw graffiti, you couldn’t turn into a street in the Deepings without seeing it.

“The cleaning has gone really well, we’ve covered a massive area and it is coming off really well. It looks so much better.”

She said that £300 had been spent on cleaning materials. South Kesteven District Council provided the special wipes to clean off graffiti.