/ Vandal wanted for spraying graffiti

CCTV still of graffiti suspect

CCTV still of graffiti suspect

Police are hunting a vandal responsible for spraying graffiti in the Altrincham area.

At about 00.20am on 23 September 2012, the offender used spray paint to 'tag' the bus station at the Altrincham Interchange.

He sprayed his tag, which reads 'James 93' and two other unknown words, over the Stand C wall before getting onto the tram and then spraying the same tag inside the tram itself.

Since August 2012, this same tag has appeared at several locations in the vicinity of Altrincham town centre and also in the Sale area.

Police have now released a picture of a man they want to speak to in connection with the graffiti damage.

Police Constable Paul Grundy, Community Beat Manager for Altrincham Town Centre, said: "This is not about the merits of graffiti as an artistic expression, but about acts of criminal damage.

"This individual has repeatedly left his tag at several locations in the Altrincham and Sale areas and is therefore quite brazen about his work.

"We have released a CCTV still of a man we want to speak to in connection with these acts, and pictures of the 'tag' themselves, and I would appeal to anyone who has information about this individual or recognises the artwork to call us.

"Similarly, if you see this man operating or even spraying graffiti, please alert police immediately."

Anyone with information should call police on 0161 856 7527 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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