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Appeal following racially aggravated criminal damage, Lambeth

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Appeal following racially aggravated criminal damage, Lambeth

Police are appealing for information and witnesses following racially aggravated criminal damage in Brockwell Park, Herne Hill.

On Monday, 14 June, local police were notified of an incident that occurred some time on Saturday,12 June or Sunday, 13 June.

It was reported that an unknown person(s) sprayed racial and prejudicial remarks onto the information board in Brockwell Park and an electricity box located near to Brockwell Lido, Dulwich Road, SE24.

There have been no arrested and enquiries continue.

PC Jack Woods, said: "Bearing in mind the nature of the crime, it’s possible that many people saw this graffiti and have been caused significant distress. This kind of abuse has no place in our community and we are working tirelessly to bring this person, or persons, to justice and ensure it does not happen again. This area, as does the rest of London, remains an open and inclusive place for all.

"We are appealing for any witnesses come forward. Officers believe this crime may have been committed during the hours the park was closed overnight – between around 20:00hrs on Saturday and 07:15hrs on Sunday morning. Potential witnesses may have directly seen the act being committed or may have seen someone breaking into the park at some point during this time.

"We have been working closely with Lambeth Council who were quick to remove this damage and notify the police, for which we are grateful.

"Anyone who may have witnessed anything in relation to this incident is kindly asked to come forward with information. Please call 101 and quote CAD 5331/16Jun. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can pass information through the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 11 or via Twitter: @CrimestoppersUK"