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Swastikas drawn onto police base in Camden Town

Working Men's College also vandalised

11 June, 2019 — By Tom Foot

An appeal to identify this man has been circulated

RACIST abuse was drawn on a police building and an adult education college.

Pen-written swastikas were removed from banners on Working Men’s College in Mornington Crescent and Camden’s police base in Greenland Road, Camden Town, on Friday.

Now police have released a CCTV film of a man they want to speak to in relation to the “racially motivated criminal damage”.

The college’s vice-principal Martin Jones said: “This wasn’t somebody’s tag. It was racist and unpleasant. Words had been crossed out on banners. There were swastikas. It goes against what we stand for. We are very diverse, the student and staff community. We cherish that – and we will always be open to anybody. Anything that goes against is offensive.”

He added: “We believe it was overnight on Thursday and early Friday morning. We took them down and reported to police. There was similar damage and graffiti outside the police station.”

The historic WMC is currently undergoing a £2million refurbishment to improve its heating and ventilation system.

The Met said: “Do you know this male or recognise his clothing? We would like to speak to him about a racially motivated criminal damage. Swastikas were painted on the Working Men’s College and our police base in Camden Town.”

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