|CCTV Stills Of Bus Damage Suspects|
Can you help identify these people?
Police are asking for help to identify a number of suspects as part of Operation BusTag, which works to track down anybody causing criminal damage to buses.
Operation BusTag was set up in November 2004 by the Metropolitan Police Service’s Transport Operational Command Unit. “Since BusTag's inception it has tripled its arrest rate of offenders of bus criminal damage, which takes the form of graffiti, window etching, seat and window damage, and arson, which costs the bus companies millions of pounds in repairs every year,” say the Met.
“Since November 2004, BusTag has achieved more than 3000 arrests for bus criminal damage. Successful prosecution has resulted in offenders receiving fines, community service and imprisonment.”
Chief Superintendent Joe Royle, Safer Transport Command said: “These people may think they have got away with it. They are wrong. We are determined that all offenders of bus criminal damage are brought to justice and we will leave no stone unturned in our endeavour to do so.
“However without successful identification there can be no arrests. By publishing the images in the local press there is an even stronger chance of identification through the local community to whom we are extremely grateful for any information received.”
9 March 2010