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Australia Graffiti criminals costing $30m - and risking death

11:30  14 february  2020
11:30  14 february  2020 Source:   9news.com.au

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We believe the three were hit by a train when they were painting graffiti late at night in a particularly dangerous place. His absence has left a deep British Transport Police were called to the scene at 7. 30 am on Monday. The train believed to have hit the men has been found and forensically examined

Graffiti (both singular and plural; the singular graffito is very rare in English except in archeology) is writing or drawings made on a wall or other surface, usually as a form of artistic expression, without permission and within public view.

It's broad daylight in Killara on Sydney's north shore and a young bloke has his t-shirt tied over his head.

In one hand, he's holding a mobile phone, filming his handy work that will contribute to a $30 million burden on the taxpayer and a headache for commuters.

In the other, the can of spray paint he unleashes on a train carriage in the few seconds it's pulled up at Killara Station.

Footage shows a young male with a t-shirt over his head and a spay can in hand.© 9News Footage shows a young male with a t-shirt over his head and a spay can in hand.

It's around 6.15pm on a Saturday and passengers captured his crime and his swift escape into nearby parkland on their own phones.

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In that sense graffiti writing becomes the last truly free artistic vehicle; it cannot be taxed and doesn’t have to be taught. Most writers aren’t deranged and rampant criminals hell-bent on heralding gang warfare and urban decay—they’re just workers with something to say, looking for a place to say it.

While this bloke made his dash without injury, others haven't been so lucky.

In the last four years, eight people have died trespassing in the NSW rail corridor, and countless others have been injured.

a person walking down a dirt road: The male was filmed escaping into parkland.© 9News The male was filmed escaping into parkland.

Sydney Trains acting chief executive Stewart Mills says graffiti is a massive problem and staff are forced to clean the equivalent of 40 football fields each year.

"It's an enormous cost and a burden," Mr Mills said.

"These people are not artists, they are criminals.

"A social media 'like' is not worth your life."

Graffiti costs the taxpayer up to $30 million a year.© 9News Graffiti costs the taxpayer up to $30 million a year.

Mr Mills said the cost to the community was enormous: a $30 million annual clean-up bill and disruptions for passengers as trains have to be taken out of service to have the graffiti removed.

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Writing about the tragedy, Mr Cooke wrote: "Why do @BBCNews @tomedwards keep referring to the guys killed at #LoughboroughJunction as graffiti 'artists'. "They are no such thing they are common scum and criminals who cost the railway millions and keep fares high". It has since been revealed Mr

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Graffiti on trains is generally removed within 72 hours – if it's offensive, the carriage is taken out of service immediately.

But with 24,000 cameras on trains and at stations, authorities say it's only a matter of time before these criminals are caught.

Graffiti on trains is generally removed within 72 hours.© 9News Graffiti on trains is generally removed within 72 hours.

Superintendent Michael Rochester from the Police Transport Command said a 400-tonne train travelling at speeds of up to 100kmph will kill or maim.

"(There's) a combination of tagging and murals on both trains and the tunnels and rail property which obviously presents a fairly significant danger to the persons doing the graffiti," he said.

"Trains are fairly quiet today and there is a significant danger of being struck by the train."

The penalty for graffiti is up to five years' in jail as well as fines of up to $2200.

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