Teenagers arrested after antisemitic graffiti appears in Borehamwood

Borehamwood
- Police have arrested two teenagers after antisemitic graffiti was daubed over garages and vehicles in Borehamwood.

Officers were called to Stapleton Road at around 8pm yesterday (Monday) to reports of two people acting suspiciously near a van.

When police arrived, they found the van had been broken into and also discovered a small fire which had started nearby.

Graffiti was also discovered by officers in the area including on garages, vehicles, a bollard, and a bench.

The graffiti includes attempts of swastikas, the Star of David - a symbol of Judaism - and other words, tags, and symbols - and it appeared just after Jews celebrated Rosh Hashanah - the Jewish New Year. 

  

Police have confirmed an 18-year-old man from Borehamwood has been arrested on suspicion of arson, criminal damage to a vehicle, racially aggravated criminal damage, going equipped, interference with a motor vehicle and burglary (non-dwelling).

A 16-year-old boy from Borehamwood was arrested on suspicion of arson, interference with a motor vehicle, criminal damage, burglary (non-dwelling) and racially aggravated criminal damage.

Both remain in police custody at this time.