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Family's new home vandalised and spray painted with racist graffiti

The Huddersfield Examiner relays that a family moving into their new home in Kirklees were faced with racist graffiti daubed on their front and rear doors and walls.

Nazi swastikas and the letters EDL were spray painted on. The family home was earlier vandalised with eggs thrown at the windows and through the letterbox.

From the local paper:

"A family has had racist graffiti sprayed on to the home it moves into today.

"Andre Bell and his wife Elly were shocked to discover their new home in Scholes, Holmfirth, was pelted with eggs, and had a Nazi swastika and the acronym for a far-right party spray painted on to the doors and walls.

"Mr Bell said: “We were waiting for new carpets and blinds before we moved in.

“On Wednesday the windows were egged and one put through the letter box, I don’t know if it was kids who did it or not.

“My wife went to clean it up but was going to go back the next day to clean inside when the graffiti was done.”

"In black paint, the Nazi swastika symbol was sprayed onto the house walls and a further swastika on the rear door.

"The letters EDL, which stands for the English Defence League – a party which says it is “fed up with Islam” – was daubed on the property’s front door.

"There was also an obscene drawing and the words ‘white power’ and other offensive words, which the Examiner cannot print.

“I went to speak to neighbours to ask if they’d seen anything and they were shocked by it,” Mr Bell added.

“One man said he’d never seen anything like it in the 24 years he’d been there.

“I haven’t been approached by anyone in a confrontational manner, so it came as shock.

“It’s a nice area, especially for our children.

“I don’t want to make any assumptions about who it is, children or otherwise.”

Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 August 2012 14:00

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