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Last Updated: Friday, 21 September 2007, 14:49 GMT 15:49 UK
Vandal sentenced over graffiti
Tyndale was charged with nine counts of criminal damage
A vandal linked to more than 1,000 graffiti incidents causing more than 200,000 in damage has been sentenced to 300 hours' community service.

Daniel Tyndale, 21, who has had addresses in St Philips, Bristol and Devizes, Wiltshire, received a 12-month jail sentence suspended for two years.

He admitted a series of offences throughout the Bristol area.

He was charged with nine counts of criminal damage with 350 other graffiti offences being considered.

Tyndale sprayed graffiti on numerous locations including the listed Bristol University psychology building, a van on Gloucester Road, the Polish church on Cheltenham Road, a shop near Christmas Steps, Newfoundland Road police station and the metal footbridge near Bower Ashton.

Supt Ian Smith of Avon and Somerset Police said: "We treat graffiti as antisocial behaviour. It is more than just defacing property; it causes distress, inconvenience and expense to people and we take it very seriously."

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