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Fix it campaign: Corridor of crime gets a clean-up

NEIL MITCHELL FIX IT CAMPAIGN

Kilometres of graffiti along one of Melbourne’s busiest rail corridors have been painted over after being raised on Neil Mitchell’s program.

But the Liberal candidate for Bentleigh Asher Judah said the Frankston line needs CCTV cameras and more police patrols to stop the scourge of graffiti vandals who target the area.

3AW Mornings shot footage of the graffiti along the train line between Ormond and Patterson stations after receiving a tip-off.

On Monday, Neil Mitchell asked Metro countless times who was responsible for the clean-up.

And on Tuesday PTV boss Jeroen Weimar promised the graffiti would be cleaned up in a couple of days.

Mr Judah said he believed it would follow along the sky rail if the government didn’t take steps to stop it happening again.

He said it was worse after the level crossings were removed.

“They’ve painted over it!” he said.

“Graffiti has been painted over with grey paint all along the corridor of crime.

“It’s a good start they are taking responsibility. We have to make sure there’s CCTV cameras, tougher patrols and tougher penalties so this doesn’t reoccur.”

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