UK: Hate Crime Investigation Launched by Police after Swastika Graffiti
A hate crime investigation has been launched after a swastika was drawn on a wall in Great Yarmouth, England.
The National Socialist symbol, associated with White patriotic groups worldwide, appeared close to the town’s main shopping area in Quaker Row (Row 83) between Greggs and WH Smith.
The incident was reported to Norfolk Police by a member of the public.
A spokesman for the force said the matter was "under investigation."
The swastika symbol graffiti comes after a man was arrested in Norwich in connection with National Socialist slogans which were daubed on two buildings.
It saw the German phrase "arbeit macht frei’" meaning "work sets you free", spray-painted onto buildings - the phrase is well-known for appearing at German concentration camps during the Second World War.
Police in North Norfolk had to close a probe into National Socialist graffiti on road signs in Gresham, near Holt, after they were unable to trace the culprit.