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Hotspots targeted by litter team
Graffiti and litter problems will be tackled in parts of Leicester as part of a clean-up campaign in the city.

The clean-up will centre on hotspots for fly-tipping, including Upper Tichborne Street in Highfields.

Officials said they wanted to change people's attitudes to dumping waste and will fine anyone who drops litter.

Leicester City Council's environmental crime team will join forces with the city council litter wardens in the week-long campaign.

Volunteers and local residents will join in litter patrols and a council graffiti-removal team, a street-cleaning machine being used to scrub pavements.

City council cabinet member for environment, Rob Wann, said: "Fly-tipping, litter and graffiti can easily blight communities and make them unpleasant for residents, so campaigns like this play an important role in helping tackle the problem."

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