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Police arrested two would-be graffiti artists last week in Byron Bay. So keen were the pair to execute their art they had amassed 60 cans of spray paint between them.

About 12:30am on Wednesday, February 22, police arrested two men ‘in the act of spraying graffiti’ in the main beach car park area at Byron Bay.

According to a police report, ‘The men, both 24-year-old backpackers from New Zealand and Canada respectively, were caught wearing gloves and spray painting large ‘bubble’ styled words approximately 1.5 to 2 meters high along a stretch of the 15-metre wide fence of the Byron Bay Shire Council Pool.’

Police seized approximately 60 cans of spray paint from the men. They were issued with court attendance notices and will appear at Byron Bay Local Court on March 16.


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