Antisemitic graffiti found on cash machine in Dagenham


Vandals daubed antisemitic graffiti on this cashpoint in Dagenham.
This paper has chosen not to publish the words.
Wood Lane, Dagenham - Antisemitic graffiti has been daubed on a cash machine at a Dagenham supermarket.

A symbol and words this paper has chosen not to publish were scrawled across the ATM at Morrisons supermarket in Wood Lane, Dagenham.

Shopper Diane Gilham spotted the graffiti on a trip to the store on Thursday, February 6.

"I felt disgusted seeing this," she said.

Emma Davis, from the Barking and Dagenham branch of anti-racism campaign group Stand Up To Racism, said: "I am horrified to hear this report of far right, racist, antisemitic graffiti.

"Barking and Dagenham is a multicultural community, with a strong history of standing up to racism and the far right. The BNP [British National Party] and the EDL [English Defence League] have tried to make inroads in our community in the past and we are now celebrating 10 years on since the defeat of [BNP leader] Nick Griffin.

"We recently commemorated the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz on Holocaust memorial day. However, we are witnessing an emboldened far right.

"As a member of the Jewish community, the words 'Never Again' could not be more important. We have to be clear that there is no room for racist hate crimes in our community."

A symbol and words this paper has chosen not to publish were scrawled across the ATM at Morrisons supermarket in Wood Lane, Dagenham.

Shopper Diane Gilham spotted the graffiti on a trip to the store on Thursday, February 6.

"I felt disgusted seeing this," she said.

Emma Davis, from the Barking and Dagenham branch of anti-racism campaign group Stand Up To Racism, said: "I am horrified to hear this report of far right, racist, antisemitic graffiti.

"Barking and Dagenham is a multicultural community, with a strong history of standing up to racism and the far right. The BNP [British National Party] and the EDL [English Defence League] have tried to make inroads in our community in the past and we are now celebrating 10 years on since the defeat of [BNP leader] Nick Griffin.

"We recently commemorated the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz on Holocaust memorial day. However, we are witnessing an emboldened far right.

"As a member of the Jewish community, the words 'Never Again' could not be more important. We have to be clear that there is no room for racist hate crimes in our community."