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Graffiti tag paint clue after crime

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: May 06, 2014

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GRAFFITI spraying vandals are in the sights of police chiefs after investigations reveal they are using paint stolen during a burglary to ‘tag’ sites across South Derbyshire.

Derbyshire Police decided to release pictures of four different sites in Hall Farm Road, in Swadlincote, after they were daubed in graffiti as part of a bid to try and find the people who were responsible.

Officers are linking the appearance of the markings with a recent burglary in the area, which saw paint listed among the items stolen, and are now appealing to members of the public for information.

PC Louise Durham, from the force, spoke to the Mail about the investigation.

She said: “We are appealing to the public in the hope that someone may know who is responsible for this damage.

“If anyone has any information about the incident or recognises the tag signs used in the graffiti please contact us.”

Four different graffiti tags were sprayed on to fencing in the Hall Farm Road area sometime between Wednesday April 23 and Monday, April 28.

It is believed the paint was stolen in a burglary from an address on Hall Farm Road, also sometime between Wednesday, April 23 and Monday, April 28

Anyone with any information relating to this incident is urged to call PC Durham on 101, the non-emergency number for Derbyshire police, quoting crime reference number 17655/14. Anyone who would like to get in touch, anonymously, is urged to call Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

People are also being urged to be on the ‘look-out’ for any new examples of graffiti and to report them immediately.

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