A swastika was etched onto wooden panelling in the male toilets at Broadwalk Centre in Edgware. The Centre is popular with the large Jewish community in the area and hosts Chanukah celebrations.
The shopping centre management has pledged to take “swift action” to remove the swastika that was discovered last Wednesday. In the meantime, they have covered up the swastika temporarily and will replace the panel it is etched onto to fully remove it.
A spokesperson for the shopping centre told local Jewish media that they “were shocked and dismayed” to find the swastika, saying: “The symbol in question was etched into a panel which we have completely and securely covered with a wooden board and we will replace the panel itself as soon as possible. We will not accept any form of vandalism in the centre. Anyone caught will be banned from the centre and will be reported to the police.”
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