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Reward offered for graffiti names
People in Nottingham are being offered rewards of up to 1,000 to tell the authorities about graffiti taggers.

The city council is offering the money to anyone whose information leads to the arrest and charging of a tagger.

Photographs of the most common graffiti "tags" or signatures are going to be displayed on posters around the city centre and through the media.

The council said any artistic merit is outweighed by its often obscene nature and detrimental affect on an area.

The crackdown is part of the Respect for Nottingham initiative which aims to tackle problems for locals like drug dealing, begging and other anti-social behaviour.

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