Police hunt graffiti vandal daubing Queensbury in graffiti

VIDEO: Police hunt graffiti vandal daubing Bradford village in graffiti

Cllr Michael Walls with PC Amanda Simpson and PCSO John Greenwood next to graffiti in Queensbury

CONCERN: Cllr Michael Walls with PC Amanda Simpson next to graffiti in Queensbury

PC Amanda Simpson next to graffiti in Queensbury

Cllr Michael Walls with PC Amanda Simpson and PCSO John Greenwood next to graffiti in Queensbury

The tag sign left on the graffiti

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POLICE hope the people of Queensbury can help them bring an end to the reign of a vandal who is daubing the village in graffiti.

Officers say a graffiti has been occurred on walls, containers and even road signs with the tag - Skrib. They hope that someone reveals his or her identity before they cost the taxpayer any more money in clean up costs.

Most of the graffiti is centred around the Hillcrest area, Deanstones Lane and the top end of Shelf Moor Road. Although much of it is the Skrib tag, some is of cruder images.

Officers say that new pieces are appearing "on a near daily basis" and some pieces take up entire walls.

Ward Councillor Michael Walls (Con, Queensbury) said: "The fact is it doesn't convey a very good impression of the district. In the past we have given people an area where they can do this legally, but that hasn't always stopped it.

"This doesn't give Queensbury a good image, or anywhere else it happens. It gives a certain impression about a place, and that is the last thing we need.

"We can get this removed, but then there is the problem that they might just put it up again. What we really need is for people to come forward and let us know who this Skrib is so we can take them to court. I will be asking all of our wardens to keep their eyes out for anyone carrying around paint. Because this is all within a certain area it is likely that it is someone who lives in the area.

"When this is happening to road signs it starts to get dangerous."

PC Claire Patterson, of the Bradford South Area Neighbourhood Team, said: "Graffiti is criminal damage which costs local businesses and council tax payers thousands of pounds in clean-up costs. It also ruins how the area looks and makes people feel unsafe.

"It will not be tolerated in Bradford District, and those found to be responsible will face police action, which could result in being brought before the courts."

Anyone with information is asked to contact Bradford South Area Neighbourhood Team on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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12:42pm Tue 12 Aug 14

mrs walker says...

Rubbish graffiti. He's not exactly a Daim, a Banksy or an Inkie. Just another attention-seeker, desperate to leave a mark, much like dogs do on a lamp post.

Work on your craft lad, if you're going to bother at all. Be clever, be thoughtful, be creative. Don't be just another lunkhead with a marker.
Rubbish graffiti. He's not exactly a Daim, a Banksy or an Inkie. Just another attention-seeker, desperate to leave a mark, much like dogs do on a lamp post. Work on your craft lad, if you're going to bother at all. Be clever, be thoughtful, be creative. Don't be just another lunkhead with a marker. mrs walker
  • Score: 9

1:00pm Tue 12 Aug 14

Robin of Loxley says...

Officers say that new pieces are appearing "on a near daily basis" ..


So why don't they just lie in wait for them ? - It's not as if it's gonna take weeks.

Lazy tw@ts.
[quote]Officers say that new pieces are appearing "on a near daily basis" ..[/quote] So why don't they just lie in wait for them ? - It's not as if it's gonna take weeks. Lazy tw@ts. Robin of Loxley
  • Score: 3

1:41pm Tue 12 Aug 14

taleoftruth says...

Robin of Loxley wrote:
Officers say that new pieces are appearing "on a near daily basis" ..


So why don't they just lie in wait for them ? - It's not as if it's gonna take weeks.

Lazy tw@ts.
They would rather rely on the public to stick their necks out instead. They always get paid even if they catch no criminals, so why risk a confrontation that could end in an injury? Bankers get bonuses for taking risks but no-one sees the logic in doing the same for the police. It's not laziness it's common sense. Combine that with a force that relies on petite girls employed as PCSO's and it's no wonder they are not in a rush to jump into action.
[quote][p][bold]Robin of Loxley[/bold] wrote: [quote]Officers say that new pieces are appearing "on a near daily basis" ..[/quote] So why don't they just lie in wait for them ? - It's not as if it's gonna take weeks. Lazy tw@ts.[/p][/quote]They would rather rely on the public to stick their necks out instead. They always get paid even if they catch no criminals, so why risk a confrontation that could end in an injury? Bankers get bonuses for taking risks but no-one sees the logic in doing the same for the police. It's not laziness it's common sense. Combine that with a force that relies on petite girls employed as PCSO's and it's no wonder they are not in a rush to jump into action. taleoftruth
  • Score: 1

9:44pm Wed 20 Aug 14

REZER1 says...

painting an electrics box and a dirty wall with a horrible layer of white paint is hardly vandalism, the man in the video is very narrow-minded and is just mimicking propaganda, there will always be graffiti weather people like it or not, good or bad. i believe the only way you can have any effect on it is to allow it to be done legally which Bradford currently doesn't. you could easily get that wall painted up by a legal artist if you wanted, rushing illegal artists only makes it scratchier
painting an electrics box and a dirty wall with a horrible layer of white paint is hardly vandalism, the man in the video is very narrow-minded and is just mimicking propaganda, there will always be graffiti weather people like it or not, good or bad. i believe the only way you can have any effect on it is to allow it to be done legally which Bradford currently doesn't. you could easily get that wall painted up by a legal artist if you wanted, rushing illegal artists only makes it scratchier REZER1
  • Score: 0

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