Police Scotland is investigating a series of swastikas that were painted on vehicles and a wall near McConechy’s garage and a butcher’s shop in Lockerbie between Remembrance Sunday and Monday morning.
PC David Noble appealed for witnesses and told the BBC that it was a “disgusting act” at a time of “remembrance and reflection”.
Councillor Adam Wilson added: “Yesterday I had the privilege to lay a wreath alongside veterans and townspeople to commemorate those who have fought in conflict since World War One, especially to those who gave the ultimate sacrifice to defend our freedom and our democracy. The fallen that we have stood in silence for over the weekend protected us from the horrible ideology that the swastika represents. The people of Lockerbie along with me will be horrified by this graffiti because we stand with the fallen as they gave the ultimate sacrifice to give us our freedom.”