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Graffiti Tags Across Wellingborough
Police are keen to establish the identity of an intrepid graffiti writer in Wellingborough.
The ‘SOK’ tag can be spotted on several public buildings in Wellingborough town centre and we are asking for assistance from members of the public who can #NameThatTag
Since November, Police Community Support Officer Phil Wane, of the Wellingborough Safer Community Team, has assembled a photo archive of the ‘SOK’ explosion in the town.
The tag is responsible for a significant amount of criminal damage across the town and Phil wants the offender grounded with public help through the recently-launched countywide campaign Operation Illustration.
He said: “I would like the public to help us identify graffiti tags throughout the county.
“The ‘SOK’ tag is of particular interest to us, as it appears in many places, a lot of them being, on the face of it, pretty inaccessible.
“Graffiti writers make their mark on their territory by tagging and they love to go one better than their rivals.
“The ‘SOK’ graffiti writer is pushing the boundaries in looking to tag in areas that others cannot reach.
“And while we will always look to encourage those who have artistic talent to use that talent appropriately, this is an example of mindless scrawling on public buildings which will cost a lot of public money to remove and clean up.
“The presence of graffiti tends to be a gateway for wider anti-social behaviour and criminal damage and we all have a responsibility to take care of the communities where we live and work.”
Can you #NameThatTag?
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