Student Charged Over Canterbury Graffiti

26 February 2010, 12:21

A 21 year old man has been charged after an investigation into graffiti damage across Canterbury.

21 year old Kitt Klarenberg from Suffolk Road had been on bail since he was arrested on February 8th, after an investigation into graffiti in Canterbury.

Police called to the house he shares with other students after more than 90 "Oreo" tags appeared around the city and on the University of Kent campus.

PC Paul Cheesman, who works in the Westgate ward, said:

"Our community support officer for the University of Kent, Jodie Bryan, has also been working with the University of Kent where some of the graffiti has appeared.

Graffiti costs thousands of pounds to clean every year and prompts regular complaints to police and the council."

Canterbury City Council Community Safety Officer Graham Simpson said:

"Graffiti is a scourge and is an issue local people are very concerned about, so this arrest is good news. I would urge anyone with information about any other graffiti taggers to come forward and tell the authorities."

The 21-year-old is due in court on Monday 15th March.