No conviction for ‘tagging’ towers
A FRENCH national who defaced a Mareeba Shire Council water tower by spray painting his ‘artist tag’ on the building has received no criminal conviction.
Robin Lefebure was taken into custody of the Mareeba Watch House on December 30, after he “covered one side of the tower with graffiti and about half of the tower”.
Prosecutor Senior Constable Matthew Mitchell told the court police found Lefebure with four cans of spray paint.
He made admissions to producing the graffiti on the tower, which is located on the corner of Constance Street and Basalt Street, Mareeba.
Lefebure was granted bail in the Mareeba Magistrates Court on December 31, before
He is a professional graffiti artist in France. Defence solicitor Scott Osborne talking about his client, Robin Lefebure
reappearing for sentence on Monday.
Solicitor Scott Osborne said Lefebure had spray painted his ‘artist tag’ on the water tower.
“He is a professional graffiti artist in France,” he said.
Mr Osborne said Lefebure appeared in court with no previous history and arrived in Australia on a working visa last month.
Magistrate Tom Braes ordered Lefebure to perform 40 hours of unpaid community service within six months under a graffiti removal order.