Glasgow & West Scotland

'Talented' Ryan Gilhooly sentenced over graffiti

A teenager who admitted a string of graffiti charges has been ordered to carry out 240 hours of unpaid work by a sheriff who accepted he has "talent".

Ryan Gilhooly, 17, was given a community payback order over the offences carried out between February and June last year.

Glasgow Sherriff Court heard how Gilhooly "tagged" trains, a junction box at Garscadden train station, and a train station building.

He caused £2,400 worth of damage.

Gilhooly, from Knightswood, Glasgow, admitted six charges of "wilfully or recklessly destroying or damaging the property belonging to another", and a breach of bail for being in Glasgow Central Station after being given a condition not to go there.

His lawyer Martin McInnes said: "He does seem to have some talent."

Sheriff Margaret Liddell said: "Well yes, that's the thing. These are serious charges, he does show a talent."

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