THESE are the most notorious graffiti tags being sprayed around Brighton.

The city council has compiled a rogues’ gallery of the scrawls that have appeared most regularly on public and private buildings over the past year.

Police and council chiefs now want to track down the people responsible, insisting: “Someone must know who they are.”

The tags have been daubed all over buildings throughout the city centre, with some more common than others.

The most frequent tag is one that looks like a clenched fist – a mark that started appearing last summer,and can be seen on high rises and in the London Road area, emblazoned across the top of the Boots store.

Another regular sighting is Pluto, while the word “Brix” has recently been scrawled across vehicles and buildings in the city. “Theo” and “Minty” are other common daubings.

The cost of removing some of this graffiti is not cheap.

In June, we revealed the vandals have cost the taxpayer £193 a day for the past nine years, with a total of £636,482 being spent on cleaning it since 2009.

Brighton and Hove City Council says the tagging is “a blight on our beautiful city” and deputy council leader Gill Mitchell has previously called for better co-operation between the authority and police.

The force has now said it is supporting the council as it tries to come up with a way to clamp down on graffiti.

A council spokesman said: “Graffiti tagging is a blight on our beautiful city and does nothing but create an eyesore on buildings and other property.

“The council is responsible for removing graffiti on public property, and because our buildings, lights, benches and street and park furniture are targeted frequently, it costs us and therefore our residents thousands of pounds every year to clear.

“These persistent taggers do the most harm as even when we clear a tag, it can reappear very soon afterwards.

“As the council is not liable for clearing graffiti on private property, including private households and business premises, these people are also victims of this relentless tagging.

“Someone must know who these taggers are – be that family, friends, acquaintances or the places where they buy their paint.

“We would urge anyone with information on these or any taggers to contact the council or the police and help us stop the vandalisation of our city.”

A police spokeswoman said: “Sussex Police are supporting Brighton and Hove City Council in its development of a strategy to deal with graffiti in the city, and will become involved if any information comes to light that would provide a realistic investigative opportunity.”

To report vandalism, call the force on 101 or go to