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Graffiti In Lewes

On 12 Mar 2012 at 11:31am Bearer of Good Newes wrote:
I've just spotted this article;
Neighbourhood officers have been responding to concerns around graffiti tagging in Lewes and
identified two teenage boys responsible for the majority of the graffiti. Under the supervision of LDC
Park Wardens Steve Pratt and Steve Brooker and Neighbourhood Officer PC Adam Rose the boys
have been removing the graffiti as part of Community Resolutions, which is a relatively new
approach to deal with low level offences such as criminal damage. In agreement with the victim,
offenders offer an apology and repair the damage they‚??ve caused, which has proved an effective
way of resolving this type of crime in Lewes.
Community Resolutions provides an opportunity for officers to deal with offences at a low or community
level without the recourse to arrest and formal sanction. It provides officers with the opportunity to make
professional and discretionary judgements about whether or not the formal criminal justice system should
be invoked. Putting the wishes and expectations of the victim first, officers have the discretion to offer the
victim the opportunity for the crime to be dealt with through a resolution process.
On 12 Mar 2012 at 11:46am Cllr Ashley Price wrote:
This is great news.
I had been trying to get some information from the police as to what was being done about the recent graffiti attacks around the town (I did a blog post about it back in January). Unfortunately, the police were very guarded, telling me they couldn't release any information to the public but would keep me up to date... then I see an article in the recent Lewes News, and your information above.
On 12 Mar 2012 at 1:26pm That's Me in the Corner wrote:
Good news indeed - but, please, who will remove the very poor quality product of the perpetrators' activities from public structures such as the support for the bridge holding up Graham Mayhew Way at the end of Spences Lane? As usual I understand neither County, District or Town Council is accepting repsonsibility for doing that. Get on with it one of you, it's been there well over a month!
On 12 Mar 2012 at 2:16pm Extra wrote:
So what about the spate of graffiti that has spilt over into the Rural areas, and is still happening, eg Offham Filling Station's brand new shutters.
Is it related? Some of the tags and colours seem similar to Lewes.
On 12 Mar 2012 at 3:59pm soamsy wrote:
I'd cut their bloody hands, that would stop it.
On 12 Mar 2012 at 5:29pm Earl of Lewes wrote:
The police have had these boys over to my mum's place - she lives in sheltered accommodation and it sounds as if it worked pretty well. The boys had to apologise in front of 40 old people who kept calling them dear, then they had to tidy it all up.

The one thing I don't understand is a claim that they were all from "good families". Do good families allow 15-year-old boys out at 2.00am? Maybe I'm old-fashioned.

On 12 Mar 2012 at 6:38pm IMEYOU wrote:
There is nothing new here, when I was a lad back in the 60s, that would be the type of thing the Police did in those days then woe betide you when you had to face your Mother when you got home !
On 12 Mar 2012 at 7:56pm Cllr Ashley Price wrote:
@That's Me In The Corner and @Extra - If you would like to send me photos of the graffiti I will see what can be done.
@Earl of Lewes - They may not be out as late as 2am. I've walked from one end of Lewes to the to the other at 11pm at times and, apart from round the pubs obviously, it can be very quiet. They could be attacking places a lot earlier.
On 12 Mar 2012 at 10:06pm Fairmeadow wrote:
Lots of the principal types of tags still visible all over Lewes, and (same ones) in some nearby villages.
They don't seem to be clearing up the evidence very fast.
On 15 Mar 2012 at 8:11pm mickyboy wrote:
I once threw a girlfriends knickers onto the bus stop post at the lower end of the cliffe opposite the cinema, PC's whittle and fox saw me and ordered me to climb up and get them down, then they order her to put them back on.
great days is garry whittle still a serving officer or has he finally retired
On 16 Mar 2012 at 10:49am Clifford wrote:
A great story mickyboy. I doubt we'll ever see days like that again.
On 16 Mar 2012 at 11:08am whittle wrote:
Whittle retired years ago he was a liability and not greatly missed
On 20 Mar 2012 at 9:04am grafno1 wrote:
Basically, I'm 16 and I am actually close friends with these two people who have been 'attacking' Lewes. All of our friends think they are pathetic for tagging Lewes, but a group of middle aged people bitching about schoolkids online is even more pathetic. "The one thing I don't understand is a claim that they were all from "good families". Do good families allow 15-year-old boys out at 2.00am?" Mate, come on. You don't know they were out at 2:00 am, you don't make assumptions. Bells.
On 28 Mar 2012 at 3:08pm hahrojafn wrote:
Cuttin someones hands is a bit far, if you intented to something like that to a community of people like that, the same will most probably happen to you or worse;.

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