Antisemitic, homophobic and sexually-explicit graffiti, including a swastika, has reportedly been painted on equipment at Burgess Hill Skatepark in St John’s Park, London Road in West Sussex. A spokesman for Sussex Police told The Mid Sussex Times: “House-to-house enquiries and foot patrols are being used to gain information about those responsible for what amounts to racially-aggravated criminal damage due to the content of the graffiti.”
The graffiti was discovered on 3rd April but the vandals were believed to have struck over the weekend. Burgess Hill Town Council said four people from its maintenance team removed the graffiti “as quickly as possible” at a cost of around £300. A spokesman for the Council said: “Graffiti comes and goes but this was particularly nasty with racial slurs and foul language making up the bulk of the painting.”
Anyone with any information is asked to e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, quoting reference 993 of 03/04. Reports can also be made on Sussex Police’s website.
Campaign Against Antisemitism welcomes the speedy and thorough response from Sussex Police and Burgess Hill Town Council.
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