Police on the hunt for South Yorkshire graffiti taggers

As part of South Yorkshire Police's day of action tackling antisocial behaviour today (Friday, 2 November, 2012) the Force is looking for members of the public to help identify these graffiti taggers.'Barnsley tag.
As part of South Yorkshire Police's day of action tackling antisocial behaviour today (Friday, 2 November, 2012) the Force is looking for members of the public to help identify these graffiti taggers.'Barnsley tag.
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Do you recognise these graffiti tags?

Police are seeking help from the public to identify graffiti yobs in South Yorkshire whose scrawls have defaced buildings all over the county.

As part of South Yorkshire Police's day of action tackling antisocial behaviour today (Friday, 2 November, 2012) the Force is looking for members of the public to help identify these graffiti taggers.'Doncaster tag.

As part of South Yorkshire Police's day of action tackling antisocial behaviour today (Friday, 2 November, 2012) the Force is looking for members of the public to help identify these graffiti taggers.'Doncaster tag.

The crackdown is part of South Yorkshire Police’s annual Bonfire Night and Halloween anti-social behaviour blitz.

A quarter of South Yorkshire residents surveyed between April 2011 and March this year said vandalism, graffiti and other criminal damage should be one of the force’s top five priorities.

And 29 per cent of people surveyed during the same period said they had witnessed anti-social behaviour in the last 12 months.

Chief Inspector Colin McFarlane, the force’s lead officer for tackling anti-social behaviour, said: “We are looking for the public’s help in identifying these graffiti taggers who blight our communities.

“We know anti-social behaviour including vandalism and criminal damage can have an impact on how safe and secure people feel.”

Hundreds of police officers will take to the streets of South Yorkshire today - traditionally one of the force’s busiest days for reports of anti-social behaviour.

Officers will be cracking down on gangs of yobs drinking, taking drugs, letting off fireworks, intimidating residents and causing mischief.

The graffiti tags, which have appeared in Rotherham, Barnsley and Doncaster, can also be viewed on South Yorkshire Police’s Facebook page - www.facebook.com/southyorkshirepolice

Anyone who has information relating to the identity of those responsible for any of the tags is asked to call South Yorkshire Police on 101.