Neo-Nazi graffiti was found in a park in Woodstock, including a swastika, the number 88 (denoting HH, for ‘Heil Hitler’) and other symbols.
The graffiti in the Oxfordshire park was reported to the police as criminal damage and a hate crime.
Town Councillor Sharone Parnes is understood to have urged the town council to issue a “strongly worded” notice expressing “disgust” at the graffiti and calling for the perpetrators to turn themselves in, but is appalled by the council’s apparent reticence to do so before further consultation.
Campaign Against Antisemitism has contacted the Mayor for comment.
Campaign Against Antisemitism’s analysis of Home Office statistics shows that an average of over three hate crimes are directed at Jews every single day in England and Wales, with Jews almost four times more likely to be targets of hate crimes than any other faith group.
Image credit: Cllr Sharone Parnes