Published: Sunday, 26th January 2020

Cllr Danny Thorpe, Leader of the Royal Borough of Greenwich, said: 

“I am appalled to see Anti Semitic, racist graffiti appear in Blackheath overnight. It is shocking and will not be tolerated in our borough. We take any incidence of this nature very seriously and are working closely with Greenwich Police to investigate and find those responsible. 

Our out of hours team at Royal Greenwich has worked through the night to quickly remove and cover the graffiti. If any members of the public saw anything related to this attack, please get in touch and report to Greenwich Police as soon as possible.

As a council we work hard to promote community cohesion and challenge prejudice and the language of hatred to make our borough a better place. Tomorrow, we will be standing together as one community – across boundaries of faith, age, gender and ethnicity – to mark Holocaust Memorial Day and 75 years since the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau. The incident last night highlights the relevance of tomorrow’s service and the importance of reflecting on the past and passing on the lessons learnt to future generations so that we continue to confront racism and hatred on our streets and speak out against oppression. 

Our event is open to all and will be held at Woolwich Town Hall at 10.30am.”

Anyone wishing to report any information should call 101 quoting CAD 340/26JAN20.