Aberdeen City Council has spent more than £500,000 on clearing up graffiti and chewing gum from the city’s streets over the last five years.

A Freedom of Information request revealed it had cost the local authority £480,572 to get rid of unsightly spray paint from the city’s buildings, and £56,360 to remove discarded gum from pavements and roads since 2011.

Reported by The Press and Journal. You can read the full story here. 

I am a journalist and author. I am a staff writer at the UK edition of WIRED magazine and in 2015 my book, Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. I created FOI Directory in 2012.