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Racist graffiti spree being treated as a hate crime

INVESTIGATION: Sussex police

RACIALLY OFFENSIVE graffiti discovered in Bognor Regis are being treated as hate crimes.

From February 27 to April 12, there has been nine separate incidents where racially offensive graffiti has been sprayed in the area.

All incidents were reported to police, who are currently investigating. The offensive terms have since been removed by the local council.

"Graffiti of this nature is offensive and we are committed to finding the offender or offenders. The graffiti includes various slogans which we believe are racially motivated,” said Sergeant Rachel Glenton, of Bognor Regis Neighbourhood Policing Team.

"This can cause considerable fear among members of the targeted community and local residents.

"Sussex Police is committed to reducing all forms of hate crime and we are working closely with the local community and partner agencies to combat it."

Anyone with information is asked to contact Sussex Police on 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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