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Singapore graffiti Briton sought

Image caption Swiss man Oliver Fricker, alleged to be an accomplice, has been bailed

Singapore says it wants to extradite a British man accused of spray-painting a tube train with graffiti.

An arrest warrant has been issued for Lloyd Dane Alexander, for vandalism after allegedly breaking into a depot. A Swiss man has already been charged.

Singapore police said Mr Alexander fled Singapore after the incident in May. Newspapers said he was in Hong Kong.

Vandalism in Singapore can carry a fine of nearly £1,000 or three years in jail and three to eight strokes of a cane.

Police did not give details of his age, work or whereabouts.

They have already charged a man they claim was his accomplice. Oliver Fricker, 33, from Switzerland, faces one count of trespassing and two counts of vandalism

He has been bailed and a hearing is set for 21 June.

Rare sight

Police said: "There is an accomplice at large. The identity has been established to be Lloyd Dane Alexander.

"He is a British national and left Singapore before the incident was reported to the police.

The elaborate graffiti is a rare sight on the Singapore tube and footage of it has been posted on websites and blogs.

In 1994, Singapore caned US teenager Michael Fey for vandalism, ignoring leniency pleas by then President Bill Clinton.