Teenager charged after Barnstaple swastika graffiti

A teenager is to appear in court on March 5 after swastikas were painted on several prominent Barnstaple town centre locations – including the Sticklepath stones. The 18-year-old local man has been charged with six offences of racially aggravated criminal

A teenager is to appear in court on March 5 after swastikas were painted on several prominent Barnstaple town centre locations - including the Sticklepath stones.

The 18-year-old local man has been charged with six offences of racially aggravated criminal damage and one of criminal damage.

Racially offensive graffiti was also said to have been found on St Paul's Church, scattered along the Strand on property and near the telephone kiosks as well as on underpasses and walls around the town.

The man has been released on conditional police bail and will appear at North Devon Magistrates on March 5.


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The police are still appealing for information regarding the graffiti offences. Anyone with information is asked to contact PC Terry Hodgson at Barnstaple Police Station on 08452 777444.

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