Racist graffiti daubed on fence in quiet Northampton close

Police are treating incident as hate crime and appealing for information

Thursday, 19th August 2021, 1:34 pm
Updated Thursday, 19th August 2021, 1:36 pm

Shocked residents in a quiet Northampton close found vandals had daubed racist graffiti on a fence.

Police say they are treating the incident as a hate crime and have launched an appeal for information.

A spokesman confirmed: "The fence in Repton Court, near to Lumbertubs Way, was defaced with hate-related graffiti sometime between 6am on August 7 and midnight the following day.

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Police are treating the incident as a hate crime

"The fence backs onto a field which is popular with local dog walkers and officers would like to hear from anyone who may have witnessed this incident or who may have seen anybody acting suspiciously near to the address."

Anyone with information can call 101 using incident number 21000444614 or, alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.