Antisemitic graffiti was found outside the Etz Chaim synagogue in Leeds in the U.K.
A swastika symbol with the word “Kikes” was sprayed onto a sign at the front entrance of the shul on a main road.
There is also believed to be further similar antisemitic graffiti daubed on the pavement outside the gate.
In a statement on Wednesday West Yorkshire Police said: “At 8:41am today, police received a report of anti-Semitic graffiti at the Etz Chaim Synagogue, in Harrogate Road, Leeds.
“Officers attended the scene and a hate crime has been recorded and is under investigation.
“Officers from the Inner North East Neighbourhood Policing Team are aware of the incident and are increasing their patrols of the area to reassure the community and are liaising with key representatives.”
Police also appealed for anyone who witnessed anything suspicious to contact the Inner North East team via 101 quoting crime number 13170471135 or call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
(Source: The JC)