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Graffiti crackdown to launch in Hazlemere
A CRACKDOWN is set to launch in Hazlemere after the village has been hit by a spate of graffiti over the last few weeks.
Now the neighbourhood policing team is launching an operation in a bid to track down those responsible.
Since the beginning of October there have been around 18 examples of graffiti in the area, in roads including, Roberts Ride, Cedar Avenue, Heather Walk, Holmer Green Road and Amersham Road.
Sgt Mat Lloyd, from the neighbourhood policing team, said: "Not only is graffiti an eyesore, but it costs money and time to clean off.
"The local residents whose property is damaged have to spend their time and money cleaning the graffiti.
"Hazlemere Parish Council and Bucks County Council also have to clean areas that they have responsibility for and have much better things to spend limited public money on."
Ch Insp Colin Seaton, Deputy Area Commander, added: "The neighbourhood team in Hazlemere is running an operation to address the problem. They will divert their patrols and carry out proactive patrolling, plain clothes work and intelligence gathering.
"It is important it is for the community to stand together and help us find whoever is responsible for this so we can hopefully prevent it from happening again.
"Many people are probably aware of or suspect who the taggers are, and I would encourage them to let us know. This can be done by speaking to an officer, calling 101 or anonymously through the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111."
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