Vandals sought over racially insulting vandalism in Worthing

Police are looking for vandals who scrawled racially insulting words on a parked car in a Worthing street.

At 8.30am on Thursday, December 13, the owner found racially insulting words had been scrawled on their car while it had been parked overnight on the driveway of the house in Marine ward.

There have been three other incidents of racist graffiti being found in different public places in the Marine and Goring wards recently.

Inspector Allan Lowe said: “These are all being treated as hate crimes.

“Hate crime can cause considerable fear among victims, members of the community and local residents.

“We are committed to reducing all forms of this crime and work with community groups and victims to increase awareness, and we encourage all such victims to come forward.

“These are very unpleasant,though rare, events for this area, and we are seeking information that will lead us to whoever carried out these mindless acts. In particular, if you were out and about in the Marine ward area on the night of Wednesday 12 December to Thursday morning 13 December, and saw anything suspicious, or if you have any other information that could help, please call us on 101 quoting serial 0207 of 13/12. You can also call independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”