THURROCK's graffiti artists have struck a partnership with the Thurrock authorities by working together in a new project.

A section of sea wall by Grays Beach has been graffiti'd by over twenty artists ranging from 11 to 32 years of age.

The scheme has the support of Thurrock Council, Thurrock Youth Services and the Port of Tilbury.

Thurrock Youth Services, Jacky Phillips said: "The project came about after a request from young boy Luke North to do a 'legal wall' in Tilbury to show the talents of young urban artists in the area."

The wall included a memorial to Daniel Elgar and Bradley Chapman (known as Ozone and Whys to the graffiti community) who were hit by a tube train and killed in Barking in January.

The final design was produced by Scott Irving, who has worked on urban art projects in Thurrock for the past seven years.

Many members of the public visited the project across the weekend, including the mother of Bradley Chapman.

Port of Tilbury Press Officer Caroline Gerrard said: "The wall has certainly brightened up that part of the sea wall. Many people at the port have commented on it."

Labour Councillor for Tilbury Riverside and Tilbury Park, Bukky Okunade said: "This is a great example of what young people can do when their energies and talents are channelled in the right direction."