Councillor hits out at graffiti which is blighting Rubery

By Beth Sharp Tuesday 26 November 2013 Updated: 27/11 00:26

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Buy photos » Graffiti on the side of a garage near Brook Road Park in Rubery. (s)

A GRAFFITI artist has been plaguing Rubery by leaving numerous tags across the local area.

The tags have been reportedly found over traffic signs, up the sides of walls and on fences.

Although the West Mercia Police have said they have only received two reports they said this could be because people are not officially reporting the others.

The two reported tags have appeared around properties in and around Brook Park.

One is on the side of a BT cable box and the second is over the wall of a house which forms part of an alleyway leading into the park.

Police community support officers from the Safer Neighbourhood Team have been paying extra attention to the targeted area.

Sharron Cannings, a Bromsgrove district inspector, said: "Defacing property in this way is unacceptable, it spoils the environment for everyone and can be costly to remove.

"In the case of it being on public property taxpayers will have to foot the bill and that affects all of us.

"It is criminal damage and the police will take positive action against those caught, which may include ordering offenders to remove the graffiti themselves and clear up the mess they have caused."

County Coun Peter McDonald said: “Graffiti is spreading like an unwanted rash all over Rubery by mindless and irresponsible individual who should know better.

"Nothing seems to be safe from this unwanted onslaught."

Police are appealing to anyone who sees the damage taking place to contact them at the time by calling 101 or crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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