Church House Grounds in Tarring has been vandalised

Swastika and X-rated image carved into Tarring bowling green

A swastika and an X-rated image have been carved into a bowling green in Tarring.

Friday, 27th December 2019, 2:22 pm
Updated Friday, 27th December 2019, 4:30 pm

The Nazi symbol and a large phallus were marked on Church House Grounds over the Christmas period. Home to Tarring Priory Bowls Club, the grounds are surrounded by the Church of St. Andrew to the north and Tarring recreation ground to the south. Worthing Borough Council, which owns the lawns, said: "As a council we take a zero-tolerance approach to offensive and racist markings in public places. As soon as we were made aware of this incident, we began liaising with police and our cleansing teams were dispatched to remove the markings. We continue to work with the police and others to track down those responsible with officers carrying out extra patrols in the area. We remind residents that anyone can report instances of graffiti via the self-service pages of the council website - www.adur-worthing.gov.uk/selfservice." A Sussex Police spokesman said it had no records of the incident being reported to the force. Earlier this year, swastikas were daubed on a wall near a Worthing primary school and vehicles in Southwick.

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