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Can you name that tag? Police appeal to find Wellingborough graffiti writer

Police want help to find graffiti tag SOT writer Photo: Northamptonshire Police

Police are appealing for the publics help to identify a graffiti writer in Wellingborough.The ‘SOK’ tag can be spotted on several public buildings in Wellingborough town centre and police are appealing for information from anyone who can #NameThatTagSince November, Police Community Support Officer Phil Wane, of the Wellingborough Safer Community Team, has assembled a photo archive of the ‘SOK’ explosion in the town.

SOK tags pictured at All Hallows Church Credit: Northamptonshire Police
SOK tag pictured at HSBC Credit: Northamptonshire Police
SOK tage pictured at the library Credit: Northamptonshire Police
SOK tag pictured at Lloyds Bank Credit: Northamptonshire Police

The tag is responsible for a significant amount of criminal damage across the town. Police Community Support Officer Phil Wane would like the public to help identify the tags throughout the county.

“The ‘SOK’ tag is of particular interest to us, as it appears in many places, a lot of them being, on the face of it, pretty inaccessible.

“Graffiti writers make their mark on their territory by tagging and they love to go one better than their rivals.“The ‘SOK’ graffiti writer is pushing the boundaries in looking to tag in areas that others cannot reach.“And while we will always look to encourage those who have artistic talent to use that talent appropriately, this is an example of mindless scrawling on public buildings which will cost a lot of public money to remove and clean up."

– Police Community Support Officer Phil Wane, of the Wellingborough Safer Community Team
SOK tag pictured at the public toilets Credit: Northamptonshire Police
SOK tag pictured at West End DIY Credit: Northamptonshire Police