Graffiti is words, drawings or "tags" that are written, painted, sprayed or scratched on the surface of any property.

Graffiti vandalism is against the law, a cost to you and your neighbours and a drain on the services provided by South Tyneside Council and South Tyneside Homes.

The Council has zero-tolerance to graffiti vandalism and is launching measures to raise awareness and take action against offenders.

We ask for your help to crackdown on this anti-social behaviour by reporting graffiti if you see it and to stop it spreading to your home.