By Cristina Hodgson • 11 November 2019 • 6:39
OUTRAGE After Vandals Spray Paint Cars With Swastikas On Remembrance Sunday
SHOCKED RESIDENTS in Canvey Island, Essex woke on Sunday to find the Nazi symbolism and words “Jews out” spray-painted across vehicles and a garage door on three different streets.
The disturbing graffiti, which included phallic symbols, was discovered in Canvey Island, Essex, an area that is though to be home to around 60 orthodox Jewish families, on the day the nation remembers those who died in conflict.
It’s believed the vandals acted late Saturday night and in the early hours of Sunday morning targeting multiple vehicles and garages.
The swastika is a symbol of white supremacy and was the icon of Hitler’s Nazi Party in Germany during WW2, to symbolise German nationalistic pride.
An Essex Police spokesperson said: “We are investigating after several reports of criminal damage to cars in Ferrymead, Canvey Island overnight.
“We were called this morning, Sunday 10 November, to reports that vehicles had been sprayed with racist and anti-Semitic graffiti.
Police went door-to-door today to 250 homes to reassure residents after the horrific graffiti was found.
“This marks an incredibly sad day for Canvey Island. This community has welcomed people of all backgrounds, races and religions, and for someone to publicly declare hatred of certain members of society, and damage property in doing so, is unacceptable.” Sergeant Victoria Jarvis, of Castle Point and Rochford’s Community Policing Team, said.
“We’ve been working closely with local residents today to raise awareness of hate crime, gather information, and have maintained a visible presence in the area to deter any further criminal activity.
“We’re particularly keen to speak to a man who was seen in Southwalters between 2.15am and 3.45am.
“He is described as being white, around 6ft 2ins tall and wore a light-coloured jacket, jogging bottoms and trainers with a reflective strip on the back. ”
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