Shepherd's Bush Man Jailed for Graffiti on Tube and Train Network

Rischmann one of two men who caused almost £200,000 worth of damage

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Come Rischmann, 24, of Framfield Road in Shepherd's Bush is one of two men have been jailed after they caused almost £200,000 worth of damage by daubing graffiti across the underground and other train lines.

Rischmann and Sebastian Lucas, 22, Greenford, pleaded guilty to a series of criminal damage offences at Blackfriars Crown Court on Tuesday September 9 and were sentenced to 15 months in prison, plus a further two weeks to be served consecutively,

British Transport Police say the pair were bought to justice after a year long investigation which revealed Rischmann had conspired with others to commit criminal damage against train operating companies, mainly on the London Underground, between March 2005 and March this year.

Lucas also conspired with others to commit criminal damage against train operating companies between February 2008 and March 2014.

Jointly, Rischmann and Lucas committed £184,976 worth of criminal damage at locations across London, including depots in Fulham and Ealing.

The pair were also made subject to a Criminal Behaviour Order, or CBO which, upon their release, prohibits them from entering any depot, siding or other part of any railway operators property which is not open to the public throughout England and Wales.

They are also prohibited from carrying any paint in any form of container, any form of grinding stone, glass cutting equipment, glass etching solutions or paste between 10pm and 6am in any public place throughout England or Wales for a period of five years.

PC Laurence Cooper said: “This sentence sends a clear message that criminal damage will not be tolerated by BTP or the train operating companies. A lot of damage was caused by these two over a number of years resulting in hundreds of thousands of pounds worth of costs to clear up the graffiti.

“The restrictions placed on the pair should assist in keeping them from re-offending when they are released from prison.”

Rischmann and Lucas were sentenced on Friday, 7 November at Blackfriars Crown Court.