Graffiti arrest leads to foot pursuit, NSW

A man will appear in court next month after being charged with a graffiti offence and attempting to flee from police in Surry Hills overnight, NSW Police say.

About 2.40am (Sunday 11 November 2018) officers attached to Surry Hills Police Area Command were patrolling on Crown Street.

The plain clothes officers, in a covert vehicle, observed a man near a bus stop advertising sign at the intersection with Tudor Street.

The officers spoke to man who allegedly had in his possession, a spray can and a spanner, about graffiti that had been sprayed on the advertisement.

Police will allege that while they were talking to the 38-year-old man he attempted to run away along Crown Street.

The man was pursued on foot and allegedly resisted the officers who eventually arrested him in Devonshire Street.

He was conveyed to Surry Hills Police Station where he was charged with possess graffiti implement with intent, escape police and resist arrest.

The man was granted conditional bail to appear at the Downing Centre Local Court on Thursday 6 December 2018.

/Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization/author(s)and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. The views and opinions expressed are those of the author(s). View in full here.