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Mr. Colin Saysell

Professional Description:

Graffiti Expert Witness, Assessor & CPTED Solutions Provider

Available upon request, please contact
Area of work:

Nationwide and Worldwide


Specialist in Graffiti Sub-culture, Graffiti Writers & Crews, Multi-agency & Community Partnerships, Open Source Intelligence, Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design, Court Approved Graffiti Expert Witness and Assessor.

I am the UK’s only NCA registered, academically recognised and Court approved Graffiti Expert Witness and Assessor. A hands-on operator with a proven track record at both the strategic and tactical levels.

During my 29 years Police career as a Detective and Graffiti Investigator in Bristol and London, I was involved in all aspects of graffiti investigation and abatement including; Multi-agency and Community Partnership working, intelligence gathering, arrest, disruption, abatement, CPTED, crime prevention, investigation, interpretation of all graffiti forms. Hand-style analysis, the preparation of reports and case papers; the production of exhibits and giving live evidence in various courts of law in relation to numerous graffiti writers from various ‘crews’ both domestic and internationally.

I was intrinsically involved in rewriting the Graffiti Investigation manual. Particularly how multiple offence and conspiracy investigations should be managed and delivered at both the strategic and tactical levels.

Of the 350 plus cases I was involved in, my expert evidence has successfully featured in at least 250, domestic cases as well as cases for Police Scotland, Singapore Police, Queensland Police, New Zealand Police, and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

I am a member of the Expert Advisory Board to the European Union’s Seventh Framework Program, the EU’s 20 / 20 Horizon Group, the Graffiti Dialogues Network, the S.U.B and T.A.G.S. groups of International Conference Circuit of speakers.

Available for media work; press, radio and television worldwide.

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