Black Lives Matter Graffiti removal in Stroud
Black Lives Matter (BLM) The broader movement and its related organizations typically advocate against police violence towards black people as well as for various other policy changes considered to be related to black liberation
the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin. An estimated 15 million to 26 million people participated in the 2020 Black Lives Matter protests which spread across the globe even to our little market town in stroud..
So much so a Large BLM graffiti tag painted on the edge of Stratford park in Stroud, Gloucestershire. Although the BLM movement is a very important to raise awareness of polic brutality in the states.
Graffii attacks are illegal in the Uk as stated in the Sun Article – https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/6562736/graffiti-illegal-uk-vandalism-law/
Graffiti can be considered an act of criminal damage!.
Under the Criminal Damage Act 1971, anyone caught doing graffiti can face a prison sentence of up to ten years or fined if the damage costs more than £5,000.
Because it is unlikely that graffiti will cause more than £5,000 of damage unless it is on a historic building or monument, lesser sentences are much more common.
If the damage caused is less than £5,000, an offender could face three months in prison or a fine of £2,500.
Offenders can also be prosecuted under the Anti-Social Behaviour Act 2003.
It gives local councils the power to dish out on-the-spot fines of £50 to anyone caught doing graffiti on public property.
Spray paint was also made illegal to under-16s. Any shopkeeper who sells it to a an under-16 can be fined up to £2,500.
Many councils have set up wall areas that can have graffiti Art without the worry of being charged with a criminal offence, Unfortunately Stroud have not allocated any spaces but you can find area in Bristol, Cheltenham and Swindon There is a website to check where you can legally create graffiti art Link Here : https://www.legal-walls.net/
Its important to tackle graffiti fast as it can attract further anti social behavior and crime to the area.. For a quick emergency graffiti removal feel free to get in touch with SkyLine SoftWash: 01452 301342