Police appeal for information on what they describe as a 'spate' of offensive graffiti
Police officers in Hook are investigating a spate of offensive graffiti in the town.
Overnight on Saturday (August 24) racist graffiti was sprayed in various public locations around Station Road, including at Tesco.
Officers have carried out high-visibility patrols in the area to provide reassurance and deter further incidents, and have appealed for people to speak up if they have spotted evidence such as discarded spray paint cans.
Similar graffiti was reported in Aldershot town centre earlier this year, and a Graffiti Week campaign encouraging people in Hart and Rushmoor to take pride in where they live is set to get underway on September 9.
PC Natalie Gardner from the Hook Safer Neighbourhoods team said: “This is an extremely rare occurrence but may have caused distress and upset to those who saw it. I would strongly appeal to anyone who may have information about this incident to contact police as this behaviour is unacceptable.
“Did you see anything suspicious in the area overnight on Saturday, August 23 such as suspicious people or cars, discarded spray cans or did you hear any noise or disturbance that may have been linked to the incident?”
Anyone with information is asked to contact PC Gardner at Yateley police station by phoning 101, or anonymously by calling Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.
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