Police investigate two swastikas in Kentish Town
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Police investigate two swastikas in Kentish Town

Police are investigating after two swastikas were daubed on a wall in North London.

The symbols, associated with the Nazi regime, were plastered onto a residential building on Highgate Road in Kentish Town.

After being reported, a Safer Neighbourhoods Team patrol verified the complaint, before it was cleaned off.

The two swastikas in question
The two swastikas in question

A police spokesperson said: “Police were called to Highgate Road, NW5 at 09:40hrs on Thursday, 22 January following reports of racist graffiti.

Attending officers found offensive graffiti drawn onto a wall of the building and informed the local authority who removed it. No arrests have been made. Enquiries are ongoing.”

Conservative councillor for Housing and Community Safety, Oliver Cooper, reported the graffiti to the police. He said: “This appalling incident is only the latest in a sad escalation of hate crimes and hate speech: whether it’s graffiti swastikas, or hatred on social media.  It’s important that everyone tackles this head-on.  I will be asking Camden Council what’s being done to reverse this rising tide of hate locally, and make sure we keep the community safe.”

 

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