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Graffiti vandal caught after Instagram post

Wednesday November 4 2015

The tags that appeared in Cudworth The tags that appeared in Cudworth

A VANDAL who repeatedly daubed graffiti across bus shelters, notice boards and road signs has been caught - after he posted pictures on Instagram.

Callum Jordan, 20 of West Green Avenue, appeared in court after causing thousands of pounds worth of damage by daubing the tag ‘Ment’ across sites in Cudworth and Lundwood.

The council offered a £200 reward but he was identified after he posted a picture on social media site Instagram which showed an area of Barnsley recognisable to council officers.

A spokesman said: "Work between the council, South Yorkshire Police and Barnsley’s Community Tasking Team led them to a property which was later searched and a significant amount of graffiti items were found inside."

Mr Jordan plead guilty has been ordered to pay £1,000, serve a 12 week curfew and undertake 150 hours of unpaid work.

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Reply Posted by Me, here, now on Wednesday November 4 2015 at 15:25
20 years old and painting stupid tags on public property ? You seriously need to get a job mate instead of costing honest, hardworking tax-payers money. In fact let`s all go round to his house with a can of aerosol, see if he or his parents appreciate that.

Reply Posted by Shel on Wednesday November 4 2015 at 22:10
This has been repeatedly sprayed on my garage...... Am all for art and expressing yourself but not on my property!!!

Reply Posted by les on Wednesday November 4 2015 at 23:09
he should be made to pay for the stuff to clean it off, and also be made to clean it up