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Good morning Dolphin
This is bureaucracy gone mad. If the paint scrubs off and you have, in fact, svrubbed it off, there is no need for any prosecution. In th event that you are charged, it is a classic case for a Conditional or, even an Absolute, Discharge. At worst it will be a fine.
If you are to be charged, you can turn this to your advantage by getting the local press along to report it. They will love it and the resulting publicity will more than pay for the fine!!
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When deciding on the sentence for such an offence, the court will take into account the value of the damaged property and the trouble and expense of restoring the property or removing the (in this case) paint.
If you have already removed this yourselfthen the level of 'damage' would be slight and I would expect a fine in the lower hundreds of pounds at the most.