A street artist spent a year in a comic battle with Tower Hamlets Council’s street cleaning team.

Mobstr wrote on his website and uploaded pictures of the seemingly light-hearted competition.

He wrote: “I cycled past this wall on the way to work for years.

“I noticed that graffiti painted within the red area was ‘buffed’ with red paint. However, graffiti outside of the red area would be removed via pressure washing.

“This prompted the start of an experiment. Unlike other works, I was very uncertain as to what results it would yield. Below is what transpired over the course of a year.”

Within the video Mobstr repeatedly sprayed the word RED onto the wall of an electrical substation. Each time he did so the council came back and painted over it in red or pressure washed it off.

His response? To write the word on another part of the wall.

However, the council ended the game by painting the entire wall red, to which Mobstr simply wrote: “Well, that’s one way to end it. Thanks mate, it’s been fun.”

The video went viral online after being posted on Instagram.