Council cracking down on offensive graffiti offenders



The East Cambs Community Safety Partnership is clamping down on graffiti following a spate of offensive incidents in Ely within the last four months.
The East Cambs Community Safety Partnership, which includes East Cambridgeshire District Council and Cambridgeshire Constabulary, is a collection of organisations concerned with reducing crime and antisocial behaviour in the district. 
As part of this, they are appealing for anyone with information including any video evidence which could have been picked up by doorstep footage between December to April to come forward. 
Shop owners who sell spray paint are also being asked to be vigilant with the sales of such items. 
Jo Brooks, Director of operations at East Cambridgeshire District Council, said:  
“We are incredibly proud of our district and it is a great shame that a small minority are choosing to deface public spaces, especially most recently in Ely. 
“The Council has a zero-tolerance policy on all forms of antisocial behaviour in the district and we are working with the relevant organisations to catch the person/s responsible for such inappropriate and offensive behaviour.  
“Eyewitness information, CCTV camera footage and even video doorbell footage are all fantastic avenues for the police to use during a criminal investigation. 
“We are urging anyone with information to come forward and play your part to catch the culprit.”
Inspector Shane Fasey, said: “Hate crimes have no place in Cambridgeshire and we will not tolerate anyone who thinks it is acceptable to cause this kind of upset and damage to members of our community. 
“We would urge anyone with information to contact us online with reference number 35/19777/21.”