UK - Teenager arrested after swastikas sprayed on walls of Camden synagogue

- A teenager has been arrested after walls near a synagogue in Camden were defaced with swastikas.

At 19:40hrs on Saturday, 30 October police were alerted to reports of a male spraying swastikas on walls in the vicinity of a synagogue in Belsize Square.

Officers attended and began a search for the suspect.

Shortly after 20:00hrs, they located a 16-year-old male nearby who was arrested on suspicion of religiously aggravated criminal damage.

He has been taken into custody.

Further enquiries have established that other swastikas have been sprayed on walls elsewhere in the surrounding area.

An investigation is under way to determine if the same person is responsible.