A serial vandal was jailed yesterday for a graffiti spree on trains which caused damage worth £60,000.

Tomasz Haluszczak, 26, of Hook Road, Epsom, was jailed for 27 months after being found guilty of 14 counts of criminal damage caused by graffiti.

Blackfriars Crown Court heard Haluszczak tagged trains with RICO, OCIR and COIR across London, the South East and West Midlands.

He was finally arrested after two security staff spotted him near a train yard fence at Epsom station on September 6, 2011.

Police caught him emerging from bushes with tins of spray paint in his backpack.

Officers later seized graffiti paraphernalia, including spray cans, ink markers and high-visibility jackets, from his home as part of a British Transport Police investigation.

He targeted Coventry, Chessington South, Horsham and Cannon Street stations among other locations.

Graffiti attacks were carried out in Epsom between November and December 2010.

The jury unanimously convicted Haluszczak and he was sentenced to 27 months in custody for each of 14 counts to run concurrently.

Judge Daniel Worsley said: "You have shown no remorse, it was self-indulgent and you have caused huge disruption.

"It was deliberate and well-planned, it was an anarchic attack on the community and you have lied and kept on lying in the face of overwhelming evidence."

Detective Sergeant Paddy Kerr said: "Haluszczak has been a prolific vandal over a number of years and the court imposed a substantial custodial sentence on a man who has consistently shown no regard for the law, for private property, or for those who ultimately have to pay for the cost of cleaning up his graffiti.

"Vandals like Haluszczak cause huge disruption to passengers and train companies with the damage they cause and we will always seek to prosecute anyone who commits such crime.

"This sentence should act as a deterrent to anyone thinking about copying his actions.

"Graffiti vandals who go near tracks also put themselves at serious risk of harm as they don’t know if a train is coming or if tracks are live - it’s an incredibly selfish risk to take."