Police are looking for racists who daubed fascist imagery and antisemitic imagery on a Charlton takeaway and a bank in Blackheath overnight.
A swastika and a Celtic cross were scrawled on the takeaway at the western end of Bramshot Avenue, while similar graffiti was daubed on the Barclays branch at Blackheath Standard. Greenwich Council workers have painted over the bank graffiti and are working on the takeaway which was attacked.
Greenwich & Woolwich MP Matt Pennycook said he was “sickened” by the attack. “These crimes are a stark reminder of the rise in white supremacism and Jew hatred in our country and, when it comes to the latter, of the need to never be complacent about the unique and constantly mutating form of prejudice that is antisemitism,” he tweeted.
Danny Thorpe, the leader of Greenwich Council, said he was “disgusted and appalled” by the attack, a day before Holocaust Memorial Day is commemorated.
Police have asked anyone with information to call 101 quoting CAD 340/26JAN20. If you see any other graffiti in the area, call the council on 020 8854 8888.
Greenwich Council will mark Holocaust Memorial Day with a service at Woolwich Town Hall at 10.30am tomorrow. For more details, visit the council’s website.