Offenders clock up 20,000 hours of unpaid work

Community payback ... offenders cleaning graffiti from a wall in Hebburn.

Community payback ... offenders cleaning graffiti from a wall in Hebburn.

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CONVICTED criminals have clocked up 20,336 hours of unpaid work in the borough as they pay back their debt to society.

Figures from Northumbria Probation Trust reveal that community sentences dished out in South Tyneside resulted in £123,647 worth of work being carried out.

Jobs included removing graffiti, gardening and litter-picking.

 

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