Faruq Arshad sentenced for daubing racist graffiti in Balham
10:50am Tuesday 30th October 2012 in Top Stories
A 36-year-old man who daubed businesses with anti-Pakistani slogans has been given a community order.
Faruq Arshad, who lives in a homeless hostel in Clapham Common West Side, Clapham, was sentenced last Thursday for 13 offences of racially aggravated criminal damage.
Graffiti targeting the Pakistani community was found on the walls of several buildings in Balham, including building merchants Travis Perkins and Marsham Parsons Estate Agents.
Balham library, the Job Centre, Balham High Road and Costa Coffee, in Balham Hill, were also targeted.
The arrest came after police released CCTV images of Mr Arshad.
Magistrates at Lavender Hill Magistrates Court sentenced him to a 12 month community order with supervision.
A fine was waived due to lack of funds.