Swastika vandalism has been reported near Hull just a few months after similar imagery was discovered at the same place.
In the early afternoon of 5th May, a member of the Jewish community found two large swastika drawings in red biro pen on a fence on Kingston Road in Willerby, by Hull. One of the city’s synagogues is also in Willerby.
Sexually obscene drawings were also produced alongside the swastikas.
The vandalism is believed to have been carried out earlier on the day that it was discovered, and it has been reported to the police.
One member of the community concealed the swastikas with paper appended to the fence by drawing pins, but later that afternoon the papers were discovered to have been ripped off to reveal one of the swastikas anew, and the papers had been stamped on.
Members of the community were distressed by the incident, which comes just six months since the carving of a swastika and an illustration of a gas chamber were discovered at the same location on the busy road.
It is understood that Humberside Police closed their investigation of the last incident, allegedly explaining that it was not a proportionate use of police resources to investigate “scratchings on a fence”, according to the community member who reported it.
We are grateful to the member of the public who brought this latest incident to our attention.
If you have any more information, please contact the police on 101 or e-mail us at [email protected].
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 more than four times likelier to be targets of hate crimes than any other faith group.