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Police appeal after swastikas painted on West Cumbria takeaway

police tape[P]olice are investigating two hate-related incidents in Flimby that have occurred overnight.

Police were contacted this morning (14th June) with a report of criminal damage to Flimby Pizza on Wedgewood Road. There is believed to have been an attempt to set the building on fire and swastikas have been spray-painted onto the windows.

The second incident relates to racist graffiti found on a garden wall this morning at a property on Brook Street.

Detectives are investigating both incidents and would like to appeal to the public for information that could assist with their enquiries.

Detective Chief Inspector Roy Ledingham said: “We would like to speak to anyone who has any information on either incident that occurred overnight in Flimby.

“The incidents at this time are not being treated as connected but all enquires are being conducted.

“Hate crime will simply not be tolerated in this county and we do everything we can to find the persons responsible.

“I am sure that the majority of the public will share our disappointment in such incidents happening in Cumbria.”

If you have information or witnessed the incident, please contact police on 101 and ask to speak to an officer in West Cumbria CID. Alternatively you can contact Crimestoppers, anonymously on 0800 555 111.

If you or someone you know has been a victim of hate crime please contact police so they can investigate.

You can also report hate crime online at www.cumbria.police.uk or by visiting one of the 52 Hate Incident Reporting Centres located throughout the county. A  list of locations can be found on the police website.

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