Infamous ‘Bulb’ graffiti artist caught on CCTV

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Is this the notorious graffiti artist dubbed The Bulb by irrate police and council officials behind a wave of badly-drawn tags appearing across St Helens.

The man was captured in the early hours of Tuesday morning by CCTV cameras.

The footage shows him leaving the familiar light bulg tag on a footbridge near St Helens Central Station.

In keeping with poor quality of the ‘street art’, it was completed with a matter of seconds.

A council spokesman said: “The individual captured on the footage was wearing a distinctive woolly hat and is believed to have access to considerable quantities of spray paint.

“The poorly drawn symbols left by the vandal are usually in the shape of a light bulb and accompanied by the tag 'bulb'. Most are created with spray paint, with several examples dotted around the town centre – including Chalon Way, Duke Street, College Street and Central Library.

“Anyone with information about the person responsible for this – or any other graffiti is being urged to call the Police on 101, Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 or St Helens Council on 01744 673114.”