Sep 20 2011

Appeal for information over graffiti which has caused over £1m of damage

Police are releasing images of a graffiti tag whose owner is responsible for causing over one million pounds worth of damage across London.

It is hoped that someone will have information about the author of this tag which may assist officers with their investigation.

The tag has been signed prolifically across property on Harrow, Brent and Westminster boroughs and extensively across sidings on the London Underground system.

The ‘ZERX’ tag also appeared on the side of the Admiralty building in Whitehall following the disorder which took place at the student demonstrations in Central London in December last year.

Detective Inspector Paul Armstrong of the Specialist Crime Directorate said:

“Using this type of graffiti not only looks very unsightly but can also cost councils, London Underground and members of the public a considerable amount of money to remove. This tag has been scrawled across residential homes as well as schools, sheltered accommodation and historical structures and I would appeal to anyone who has information about the person who is responsible for this to contact police.”

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 020 8246 0050 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

A 21yr old man was arrested in January in connection with this investigation and subsequently bailed to return on a date in late October pending further enquiries.

Source: Metropolitan Police Press Bureau

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