GRAFFITI vandals in Wirral are being told to clean up their own mess.
Wirral Council’s Targeted Youth Support Services (TYSS) and Anti-Social Behaviour Team has teamed up with Merseyside Police for the initiative.
One offender in West Kirby was caught after the council distributed 250 leaflets in graffiti hotspots, including Westbourne Road, Banks Road and Hilbre Road, asking for help to identify the unsightly daubings.
He removed the graffiti after a meeting at which the effects of his actions on the community were explained.
Wirral Council says the crackdown has reduced the amount of graffiti reported across the borough.
Councillor George Davies, cabinet member for housing and community safety said: “Graffiti is a blight on communities, and something which residents regularly cite as a major concern.
“Partnership work between Wirral Council and Merseyside Police has made a real impact in this area.”
To report graffiti in Wirral call 606 2020 or search for graffiti at www.wirral.gov.uk