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Pensarn flat row: women fined for grafitti protest

A woman who spray painted grafitti in protest over the conditions of her Pensarn flat has been told to pay £100 in costs.

Paula Marie of South Parade daubed part of a Bob Marley quote over three houses in the early hours of the morning – the 46 year-old had been drinking at the time and later painted over the grafitti.

Llandudno magistrates heard she was angry about the state of a block of flats where she lives, which are owned by local estate agents Lakeside Associates. Marie had intended to “The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively” but had ran out of paint when she reached the ‘h’ in the penultimate word.

The defence told the court Marie’s kitchen had been without running water for seven weeks – and that feelings among tenants had been running high after a pregnant woman was evicted, although some of the issues had been addressed.

Marie, who admitted causing criminal damage, was described by her solicitor as having acted stupidly at a low ebb, though insisted the buildings had looked better than ever, after the grafitti was painted over.

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