Racist graffiti scrawled on house in Sheffield

Police have launched an investigation after racist graffiti was scrawled on the fence of a house in Sheffield.

Friday, 5th June 2020, 12:14 pm
Updated Friday, 5th June 2020, 12:22 pm

A South Yorkshire Police spokesperson said officers were called at around 3.50pm on Thursday (4 June) to reports of racist graffiti on Hastilar Road South.

An investigation into the incident has since been launched.

A Facebook post about the graffiti had more than 130 comments as of 12pm on Friday, many of them condemning the act.

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Hastilar Road South, Sheffield.

One person wrote: “Brainless, heartless, selfish, morons. So ignorant. People that have this view need help. We are all the same race.”

It comes as South Yorkshire’s police and crime commissioner Dr Alan Billings called for everyone to become “better allies” to victims of discrimination following the death of George Floyd while in police custody.

He said: “George Floyd may have lost his life in the U.S, but his legacy has travelled across the world and we all have a responsibility to question our behaviour, and become better allies to people who have been discriminated against.”

A Justice for Black Lives protest will take place in Sheffield on Saturday afternoon as part of international demonstrations against Mr Floyd’s death and the issue of racism more widely.

A South Yorkshire Police spokesperson said: “Police were called at around 3.50pm yesterday (4 June) following reports of racist graffiti on Hastilar Road South.

“Officers attended and have launched an investigation into the incident.

“Anyone with information is encouraged to contact 101 quoting crime reference number 14/87753/20.”