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Six arrested after investigation into train vandalism across The Midlands

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BTP officers have arrested six men on suspicion of causing £160,000 in damage by graffiti tagging trains across The Midlands.

The arrests follow a two year investigation, known as Operation Calisto, into the vandalism of trains owned by various rail companies.

The men, a 28-year-old, two 21-year-olds and a 20-year-old, all from Nottingham, and a 31-year-old and a 24-year-old from Nuneaton in Warwickshire, have since been released while officers carry out further enquiries.
 
British Transport Police DC Alex Price said: ‘These offences significantly increased at the beginning of 2017 and have continued to the present day. 

‘Each one appeared to be meticulously planned, targeting certain areas and certain trains. The dangers of trespassing on the railway have not been considered nor the cost of cleaning up such vandalism. 

‘Every pound spent by rail operators on getting rid of graffiti is a pound less that they can spend on services, so this directly impacts the travelling public.’

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