Two 16-year-olds who sprayed graffiti on the walls of a number of Harborough town centre businesses will be made to clean up the vandalism after they were caught by police.
The pair, one from Kibworth and another from Fleckney, both students at Robert Smyth School, were tracked down after they were linked to a 15-year-old who was caught trying to steal spray paint from Wilkinson’s in Harborough.
They had sprayed the words ‘ache’ and ‘ruin’ on a number of businesses, including Frutas in High Street.
After the 15-year-old was identified on CCTV the two older boys were traced with the help of Robert Smyth School and by analysing messages on Facebook.
They were interviewed by police officers and admitted ten separate graffiti offences.
Both were said to have been given a caution for criminal damage and will be made to clean up the daubings which have not already been removed through work with the Youth Offending Team.