Police hunt York vandals

16 Apr 2013 @ 2.16 pm
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Some of the graffiti at the undercroft on Museum Street, York. Photograph: North Yorkshire Police

Issued by North Yorkshire Police

York police are asking for the public’s help to identify vandals after an act of criminal damage in the city.

The appeal follows graffiti being sprayed on the Undercroft next to the library on Museum Street, during the daytime on Wednesday 3 April 2013.

The vandals sprayed two tags, one of which was a diamond and two phrases “think before you ink” and “natural born killer”.

The cost of removing the graffiti was several hundred pounds.

PC Francis Hawthorne, of York Safer Neighbourhood Team, said: “This is a shameful piece of criminal damage on one of the city’s historic buildings.

“If you can identify those responsible for this mindless crime, I urge you to come forward and contact the police or Crimestoppers straight away.”

Another of the "tags" on the historic site
Another of the “tags” on the historic site

Anyone who can help with this investigation is asked to contact York police on 101, select option 2 and ask for Francis Hawthorne. Alternatively information can be emailed to [email protected].

Or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 quoting reference number 12130052760.

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