Student team tackles city graffiti
Students joined residents and council wardens to clean graffiti daubed on properties in a city street.
A team of 20 volunteers from De Montfort University descended on Woodgate, Frog Island, to tackle the mess left by a graffiti "tagger".
Walls, doors, signs and security shutters were targeted earlier this month.
The street lies in the heart of the university's Square Mile (Mile2) regeneration project, which aims to support the communities of Woodgate, Tudor Road, Fosse Road and Newfoundpool.
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Resident Adrian Ablett appreciated the support of the students.
"What a place looks like affects how you feel about it," he said. "Graffiti makes the area seem unsafe and people don't feel comfortable walking around."
Accounting and finance student Matt Cox, 31, a volunteer, said: "Walking back along the road on the way home, you could tell we had made a difference."
Mark Charlton, manager of Mile2, said: "The clean-up has been a great way of showing residents we are serious about helping the community."
Jamie Stubbs, city warden for the Fosse area, said: "Everyone worked really hard."