Hunt for vandal behind prolific Kettering graffiti tag

There's been a 'plague' of criminal damage graffiti over the past year

Wednesday, 28th April 2021, 11:29 am
Updated Wednesday, 28th April 2021, 11:32 am
Police have released these images.

A vandal who spray-painted 'Gesp' at multiple locations in Kettering is wanted by police who are investigating a plague of graffiti.

The prolific tag is one of several logged by officers with others including 'Saus', 'Forte' and 'JBO' regularly appearing.

And after recent incidents of criminal damage in Eden Street and Regent Street, officers in the Kettering Neighbourhood Policing Team (NPT) are now appealing for anyone with information about who is responsible to get in touch.

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Police have released these images.

PC Steven Cheatham said: “Over the last year, there’s been a plague of various graffiti tags appear across Kettering.

“Some have been sprayed across the front of local shops, causing disruption and unnecessary expense to people already struggling to keep their businesses afloat during the coronavirus pandemic.

“We’ve collected around 50 examples of different tags from around the town, and it appears that the tag ‘Gesp’ only appears in the Kettering area, so we believe this person is local.

“If you’ve any information at all about graffiti or other criminal damage in our town, please call us on 101.”