Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Man jailed for London Bridge and Waterloo railway graffiti

A man who sprayed graffiti on trains and railway structures - including many incidents around London Bridge and Waterloo - has been sentenced to 21 months in prison. 
24-year-old Lewis Shillingford from Lewisham was sentenced at Blackfriars Crown Court on Friday 9 December after he pleaded guilty to 22 charges of criminal damage, a burglary and common assault. 

He was also handed a five-year antisocial behaviour order (ASBO). 

Shillingford, who had previously been convicted for similar graffiti offences using a particular tag in 2002, was arrested by detectives from the British Transport Police graffiti squad after the tag began to reappear in south London this year. 

He was tracked down after officers found links to the tag 'CHEWZ' on a Facebook page. When arrested he was found in possession of various graffiti paraphernalia. He was released on conditional bail to return in August but failed to return. Officers caught up with Shillingford and he was arrested again on Tuesday 1 November. 

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