Three Suspects Sought For Graffiti on E3 Bus

Operation BusTag officers need your help identifying three young perpetrators

The Police in Chiswick

Over 2400 arrests for criminal damage have been made since the launch of Operation BusTag and now residents are being asked to help bring three more perpetrators to justice.

Police would like to speak to the three suspects pictured below in connection with graffiti on the E3 bus. They boarded the bus at 20.39 on 1st December 2007 on the Uxbridge Road, Acton and alighted at 20.48 on Southfield Road, Chiswick.

If anyone believes they can identify any of the the people shown in these CCTV images, they are asked to contact police anonymously on the following telephone numbers: OPERATION BUSTAG 020 7027-8950 or CRIMESTOPPERS 0800 555 111.

Chief Superintendent Joe Royle, Transport Operational Command Unit said "Operation BusTag is an effective tactic in confronting people who commit acts of bus criminal damage and anti-social behaviour.

"Criminal damage is a huge cost to the public purse and we treat these offences very seriously. If you commit acts of vandalism on London buses you will be caught with the help of CCTV. We are very grateful to the public for their response and that they care about the environment."

Jeroen Weimar, TfL's Director of Transport Policing and Enforcement Directorate said, "Graffiti and vandalism on buses creates an intimidating atmosphere which we do not believe our customers should have to put up with.

"The readers of your website can continue to help us tackle this issue by helping the police to identify the images caught on the bus CCTV cameras.

"Operation BusTag is making a real difference in our fight against criminal damage on London buses and the message is getting through to those who commit these offences that they will be caught and prosecuted."

January 26, 2008