North London man charged over creepy Royal Courts of Justice graffiti

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By Katie King on

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A 31-year-old man has been charged with criminal damage for allegedly spray-painting creepy messages outside the High Court.

Readers may remember that last month — much to the shock and confusion of lawyers and other passers-by — graffiti appeared on the side of the Royal Courts of Justice. This came just weeks before the iconic central London building played host to the well-publicised Brexit judicial review hearing.

Though Legal Cheek speculated at the time this may be the doing of killer clowns, a spokesperson for the Metropolitan Police has now told us someone has been charged. According to Court News UK the graffiti caused over £2,250 worth of damage to the historic building.

The police confirmed to us that the suspect is a 31-year-old man called Puya Nasr Esfahani, who is from Milton Park, North London. Legal Cheek has also been told the offence is alleged to have taken place on 25 September at 8.20pm.

Esfahani has been bailed to appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on 16 February 2017.

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