A CAMERA caught a man carrying out a graffiti attack in Huddersfield town centre.
CCTV operators monitoring surveillance cameras saw Christopher Keith Collins spraying graffiti at the top of Albert Yard.
He had caused criminal damage to walls at the side of the Top Shop fashion shop and record shop Sanity.
He was arrested just after 10pm on Saturday, September 13.
Collins, 29, of Church Lane, Newsome, admitted two counts of criminal damage when he appeared before Huddersfield magistrates.
He had to pay £100 compensation for each offence.
He also pleaded guilty to possessing and cultivating cannabis and was fined a further £60 with £40 costs.
Police found several cans of spray paint at his home and an order was made for them to be destroyed.
CCTV manager Terry Jepson said: "We are very pleased we played an important role in catching this man.
"Graffiti is a terrible eyesore and spoils people's quality of life while walking around town.
"Our CCTV operators look out for people causing criminal damage with graffiti, which is a terrible problem at the moment," said Mr Jepson.
"We are very much aware of the damage being caused.
"Videos from our CCTV cameras are available to be used in evidence," he added.