One of Britain’s most prolific graffiti ‘artists’ has been jailed after a string of vandalism on trains – which cost almost £100,000 to clean.
Baby-faced thug Daniel Cusack, 21, was sentenced to 16 months imprisonment after an extensive investigation by British Transport Police detectives.
Cusack, of Abbey Wood, south-east London, sprayed his tag ‘KWOTE’ on dozens of trains in 25 different incidents across London and the Home Counties.
The cost of the clean-up reached a whopping £97,000, after he vandalised trains in Waterloo, Pllumstead, Lewisham, Balham and Dartford.
Detective Sergeant Paddy Kerr, of London South Area Crime Unit, said: “I welcome the sentence for Daniel Cusack, who has been a prolific graffiti vandal for the past five years.
“His only concern was to enhance his reputation by vandalising other people’s property, hitherto showing no remorse and no regard for the law.
“Vandals cause an enormous amount of disruption and inconvenience to train passengers.
“The damage they commit means trains have to be taken out of service so that they can be repaired. We will always seek to prosecute people committing crimes of this nature.
“Graffiti vandals put themselves in harm’s way by going on or near the rail system when trains could be coming or tracks could be electrified. It is simply not worth the risk.”