Carlisle Castle has been daubed with antisemitic graffiti.
Cumbria Police are reportedly investigating the vandalism at the 900-year-old landmark near the border between England and Scotland as racially aggravated criminal damage.
The graffiti was discovered on 2nd June and the police are currently appealing for witnesses.
A police spokesman said: “Hate related incidents can have a serious impact on communities and individuals. There is no place for hate on the streets of Cumbria and these types of incidents are dealt with vigorously and appropriately.”
If you have any more information, please contact PC 2999 on 101, or report online at www.cumbria.police.uk/reportit, quoting incident 191 of 2nd June.
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.