A graffitied swastika was discovered over Rosh Hashanah on a wall in Preston.
The Nazi symbol was removed on Monday morning, the day after the conclusion of the Jewish New Year festival.
It had been found on Saturday by Cllr Pav Akhtar, who told the JC that several Jewish residents contacted him. Cllr Akhtar reportedly said: “I live in an area with a small Jewish population. The threat of the far right and neo-Nazi symbols repeatedly appearing is really worrying.”
The police are investigating.
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 Pav Akhtar