Antisemitic graffiti was found spray-painted in South-East London just prior to Holocaust Memorial Day.
The graffiti, featuring a swastika and the sun cross symbol used by white supremacists, were daubed on a Caribbean takeaway in Greenwich, while Stars of David and the word “Jews” were sprayed on a Barclays Bank half a mile away in Blackheath.
The graffiti is believed to have been painted between 22:00 and 23:00 on Saturday 25th January, and has now been removed.
The Greenwich Council leader described the vandalism as “totally appalling and horrific” and reported that local residents were “worried and upset by what had happened”.
A police spokesperson said: “Officers are investigating a report of antisemitic and racist graffiti…Enquiries are ongoing and if you have any information that could help the investigation please call 101 and quote CAD340/26Jan.”
Campaign Against Antisemitism’s analysis of Home Office statistics shows that an average of over three hate crimes are directed at Jews every single day in England and Wales, with Jews almost four times more likely to be targets of hate crimes than any other faith group.