Leicester

Racist graffiti sprayed on Leicester house

Police in Leicester have said they will not tolerate racism after a house was daubed with offensive graffiti.

Anti-immigration and anti-Islam slogans were sprayed on the wall, patio doors, windows and fence of an unoccupied house in Bateman Road, Beaumont Leys.

Officers said they wanted the community to know the incident was being treated as a priority.

They also appealed for witnesses, saying the slogans were left during the morning of 12 August.

The graffiti has since been removed.

Pc Karl Rudham, the investigating officer, said: "I would like to reassure members of the community in Leicester that racism, of any kind, is not something that we will tolerate and hope that the public will help us locate those responsible.

"Neighbourhood officers from Beaumont Leys have been made aware of the incident and are keeping a close eye on the area, but we are hopeful that someone out there has information about the suspect or suspects."

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