A MYSTERY tagger has audaciously gone back to right their most recent wrong.

The vandal, who has plagued Brighton and Hove with a strange tag, scrawled their mark on Shabitat’s vans earlier this month.

As reported in The Argus on Saturday, the tagger left their mark on two of the recycling firm’s vans at the site in Lewes Road on November 1, covering the company’s name and telephone number.

However, the tagger returned at the weekend and sprayed Shabitat’s name and number over the graffiti.

Tracey Stripp, who works for Shabitat, noticed it on Monday morning.

She said: “The staff at Shabitat don’t see it as antagonistic. It’s actually quite funny.

“But it is still vandalism and we’re not happy. We would rather he or she just cleaned it off.”

Miss Stripp posted The Argus’s original story on a Facebook group and she thinks the vandal saw it and wanted to “apologise”.

She said: “We feel, in this person’s own way, they were tring to rectify what they had done.”

The vans were parked in a secure unit at Shabitat’s base but the vandal broke in overnight and sprayed the tag, which people have said looks like a P in a clenched fist.

Miss Stripp said the vandal did the same thing on Sunday, with the criminal working overnight.

The blue van was at a garage over the weekend, so only the white one was re-done.

Miss Stripp said: “I have seen the CCTV and the van had the same graffiti on.

“They must have done it between 5pm on Sunday and 6am on Monday.”

She added that she “could not see” the person on the CCTV footage because it was too dark.

In addition to the damage to the vans, the tagger also left a message on a piece of scrap metal.

It read: “Sorry about your vans, no negative feelings. Peace.”

They also signed it off with the tag underneath.

Shabitat director George O’Leary was angered by the damage to the vans, and said that the firm faced a bill of £1,000 to get the vehicles cleaned, adding that it could take one month for the business to get the money together.

Staff are now using their initiative and are planning to run a crowdfunding campaign to raise the money to get the vans cleaned.

Miss Stripp said one idea to get the money together would be repaying people in recycling collections.

“If someone donated £50, they would get a free collection,” she said.

Shabitat bosses also have plans to create a new design for the vans based around the mystery tag.