Sick racist graffiti on Plymouth underpass

Vandals daubed sick racist graffiti on a Plymouth underpass. The vile slogans were spray painted on the walkway which connects Sheridan Road with Shirley Gardens in Manadon during the early hours of Sunday morning.

PC Paul Coppola, based at Crownhill police station, said the writing mentioned “killing Lee”, believed to be a reference to the murder of soldier Lee Rigby in Woolwich last week. And it made reference to Muslims and the Quran.

PC Coppola said: “The council were very swift in cleaning up the vandalism. These were very sick comments and we want to make it absolutely clear it will not be tolerated. It is mindless vandalism and what happened in London last week is no justification for it. People are trying to stir things up.”

The underpass is not overlooked so it is hoped that people will know first hand who is responsible. Anyone with information should contact police on 101 and quote reference number EL132073. Or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Plymouth Herald, 30 May 2013