Teenage graffitti vandals made to clean up streets for Holmfirth community payback
Sep 18 2010 by Nick Lavigueur, Hudd Sat
TEENAGE vandals have been given the chance to make up for their crimes.
Two youths aged 14 and 15 were recently found to have been responsible for a series of graffiti attacks in the Holmfirth area.
The two boys, who cannot be named for legal reasons, were caught by The Valleys Neighbourhood Policing Team (NPT) after co-operation with local schools.
And last weekend, as part of Community Resolution, the lads had their chance to pay back the community by spending a Sunday morning clearing litter from The Sands Recreation Grounds in Holmfirth.
Inspector Mark Trueman, of the Valleys NPT said: “Community Resolutions can work to good effect in less serious cases like these, as they allow us to punish offenders in ways that will hopefully make them think twice before offending again.”