West Yorkshire railway graffiti taggers given Asbos
Two graffiti vandals from West Yorkshire who targeted the rail network for 18 months, causing more than £14,000 of damage, have been sentenced.
David Broadbent, 20, of Brook Street, Brighouse, and Paul Scott, 18, of Tyersal Avenue, Bradford, were given five-year Anti-social Behaviour Orders.
Broadbent was also given a 10-month jail term, suspended for 18 months.
Both men, who admitted criminal damage at Leeds Crown Court, were ordered to carry out community work.
Broadbent and Scott were investigated by British Transport Police after they were caught on CCTV tagging a shop in Leeds.
They were arrested in July 2011 and a search of their homes found spray paint cans and photos of their tags painted on trains and rail bridges.
After sentencing Det Con Jason Ridgeway said: "These vandals carried out a spree that caused rail operators an 18-month headache.
"The damage and clean-up costs... have to be borne by someone and that someone is ultimately the fare-paying passenger."