A caution and a day’s unpaid work for a graffiti tagger caught red handed.
A man was caught red-handed tagging walls and establishments with graffiti. The apprehending authorities punished him with just a caution and a day’s unpaid work.
“A man has admitted daubing his graffiti tag more than 80 times across Brighton city centre”, A Sussex Police said.
The 22-year old graffiti tagger who was not named was arrested and put under the custody for tagging walls with LABR writings. A very keen and sharp-eyed operator for CCTVs around that area saw him spraying with paint buildings and shops in North Street.
The Brighton and Hove Business Crime Reduction Partnership (BCRP) and the Brighton and Hove graffiti team have teamed up with the detectives and prevention officers to look into the crime and investigate the incident.
Joe Jardine, the Detective Sergeant said, “The tag in question - the letters LABR - was prevalent across Brighton City centre.”
“With the help of our partners, we identified 81 individual tags and numerous separate crimes were recorded.”
“The suspect, who had been released under investigation was re-arrested, his home searched and additional evidence seized.”
“Once confronted with the evidence, including spreadsheet of tags across the city, he admitted responsibility for all of these tags,” the Detective Sergeant said, adding details to the arrest of the graffiti guy.
The nighsafe manager of BCRP, Mr Kylie Wroe stressed how grave the graffiti problem in Brighton Citywhich is being visited by over11 million visitors in a year.
He also added how it is also a serious dilemma for the residents of the said city.
“We were proud to work with our partners to address this issue and make Brighton and Hove a pleasant place to live, work and visit,” Wroe said.
The man, whose name the police is yet to find out, signed up to an agreement which states that he is doing a day’s unpaid work under the city council as part of a community payback scheme and caution. While the council are running new schemes for the community, it seems local businesses are also helping local clean ups - Wahaca tacos are currently funding the Brighton beach clean up.