Graffiti blitz unleashed

DOZENS of areas in the east of the Capital have been cleaned up in a joint police and council blitz on graffiti.

More than 40 parts of Lochend and Restalrig underwent clean-up operations, while police officers and council workers identified hotspots for graffiti, which then saw extra patrols on the streets.

Several workshops were also held at youth clubs in the areas in a bid to promote respect for the local community among children.