Council condemns “disgusting vandalism” on Castle Road street sign

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A swastika was drawn on a street sign in Bedford
A swastika was drawn on a street sign in Bedford. Image: supplied by reader

A Bedford Borough Council spokesperson has condemned as “disgusting” racist graffiti that appeared yesterday (Wednesday) on a street sign in the Castle Road area of Bedford.

Council officials were notified of a swastika drawn on a Denmark Street sign on Wednesday evening (27 October) and removed the offending imagery early this morning (Thursday).

“Any instance of racism or hate speech should be reported immediately to Bedfordshire Police,” said a council spokesperson.

“Graffiti can be reported to us online at bedford.gov.uk/FlypostingAndGraffiti and it will be removed as soon as possible. If on private property a disclaimer will be obtained before removal.

“This type of disgusting vandalism is in no way representative of the people of Bedford Borough and we encourage residents to report any examples of similar graffiti to us as quickly as possible using our online form to provide an exact location, and when possible a photo too.”