A 19-year-old man who was caught spraying a ‘shrimp’ graffiti tag on the Sainsbury’s supermarket in Lincoln has been released on bail.
The man was arrested in connection to numerous incidents of graffiti in Hykeham and Lincoln and has been released on bail to return to the police station in February.
Lincolnshire Police say they are also investigating other areas that may have been affected by graffiti.
Inspector for Lincoln, Pat Coates said: “We have seen a rise in graffiti in the south of the city, it’s a real shame. People work hard to keep their communities looking neat and tidy and even the smallest amount of graffiti can make an area feel different.
“Graffiti is considered to be a criminal offence where it has damaged property, it incurs a cost to remove and looks unsightly.
Lincolnshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner Marc Jones took to social media to condemn the “idiotic” outbreak of graffiti incidents.
Man bailed following idiotic 'Shrimp' graffiti outbreak in Sth Lincoln & Hykeham. If guilty should clean it all off & pay full repair costs https://t.co/XDMCvQ3bac
— Marc Jones (@LincolnshirePCC) January 4, 2017
Anyone who has seen the ‘shrimp’ tag elsewhere, or other graffiti, is being asked to call 101. People can also call to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.