Polish Community Centre In Hammersmith Has Graffiti Daubed On Its Doors

'The word solidarity never felt more appropriate'.

Police are investigating suspected racist graffiti scrawled on a Polish community building in London.

Officers are probing the criminal damage, thought to be racially-motivated, at the Polish Social and Cultural Association (POSK), in Hammersmith.

The graffiti reportedly said "FUCK YOU" and was daubed across the doors.

A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: “Shortly before 11am police were informed of an incident of alleged racially-motivated criminal damage to a building in King Street, W6.

The Polish And Social Community Centre, before the graffiti was daubed on it
The Polish And Social Community Centre, before the graffiti was daubed on it
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“Officers from Hammersmith and Fulham borough attended and enquiries are ongoing.”

A POSK spokeswoman said graffiti had been found on the front entrance after 6am on Sunday and it had since been washed off but would not confirm what it said, The Press Association reports.

She said: “There will be an investigation - we have reported it to police. I cannot say any more.”

Tory MP and Chief Treasury Secretary Greg Hands tweeted that Polish people are "incredibly welcome in the UK", adding: "The word 'solidarity never felt more appropriate'".

It comes as Cambridgeshire Police investigate suspected post-referendum racism after hateful notes were allegedly posted through letterboxes of Polish residents in the county.

Laminated cards reading “Leave the EU - no more Polish vermin” were reportedly delivered to members of the Polish community in Huntingdon, north west of Cambridge, on Saturday.

Inspector Nick Percival said the police were “aware” of the incident and were investigating.


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