A TEENAGE trio, who were caught defacing a Shirley subway, have been ordered to clean up their act.
The 13-year-olds were arrested on New Year’s Eve, after police found them spraying graffiti in the Highlands Road underpass.
Upon arrest, officers found that they had 35 spray cans between them.
But instead of hauling them before the courts, police agreed with Solihull Council that the culprits should make amends in a different way.
Last Saturday, the teenagers were handed emulsion and made to whitewash their handiwork - supervised by police and their parents.
PC Luke Prescott said: “All three admitted the offence and were only too happy to comply with the resolution rather than face a police caution.”
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