Man, 34, charged over ‘Bulb’ graffiti spree

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A 34-year-old St Helens man has been charged in connection with the ‘Bulb’ graffiti spree in St Helens town centre.

Matthew Porter, of York Close, Dentons Green, is accused of one count of criminal damage, relating to nine separate incidents.

He has also been charged with possessing an item which could be used to destroy or damage property.

A number of ‘bulb’ graffiti scrawlings were left across St Helens town centre over a six month period, with council officials estimating the mystery ‘arist’ could cost taxpayers thousands of pounds in clean-up fees.

Last year, the St Helens Reporter revealed how it was believed up to 200 bulb-style tags were made in St Helens at locations including St Helens canal and close to Saints’ Langtree Park stadium.

Porter is expected to appear at Liverpool Magistrates Court later this week.