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Police investigating swastikas daubed in Watford

Local authority cleaned off the offensive graffiti which is being looked into as 'racially or religiously aggravated criminal damage'

Swastikas in Watford
Swastikas in Watford

Two swastikas daubed in Watford are being investigated by police.

The offensive symbols were spotted near the Atria centre on Saturday by a Jewish News reader, who reported them to officers.

In a statement, police said they “are investigating an incident of racially or religiously aggravated criminal damage on Watford High Street” after they were made aware of the “antisemitic graffiti”.

Watford Borough Council were informed and their contractor worked to remove the graffiti yesterday (Monday 26 April).”

Anyone who has information about this crime should please report it online at herts.police.uk/report, use online web chat at herts.police.uk/contact or call our non-emergency number 101 quoting reference 41/30499/21.”

Rabbi Mordechai Chalk, Rabbi at Watford & District Synagogue, said: “The daubing of swastikas in the centre of town is shocking. It is a friendly and inclusive place to live with a diverse community including hundreds of Jewish residents.”

We are pleased the police have dealt with it so quickly and thank them for their support.”

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