Father '˜angry' after finding Swastika at Lee-on-the-Solent

A FATHER-OF-THREE has spoken out after discovering a spray-painted Swastika.

Monday, 25th September 2017, 5:12 pm
Updated Monday, 25th September 2017, 5:14 pm
The spray-painted symbol. Picture: Justin Capps

Justin Capps, 37, was walking with his two young children when he saw a Swastika which had been sprayed on to a wall near Lee-on-the-Solent Bowling Club.

Reacting to the discovery – which he saw in an alleyway off the Salisbury Terrace club – he said: ‘I was very upset. I was walking with my children – taking my nine-year-old daughter to an organ lesson.

‘The girls routinely say that Lee is the safest place in the world and, while I know it’s hyperbole, I’m always very glad they feel that way.

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‘The sight of it made me feel ill and angry. There is no excuse and no rational motivation for doing such a thing. It acts as a signal to other like-minded people that they are not alone and simultaneously as a threat to all who have been targeted by Nazi and neo-Nazi groups.’

After he found the graffiti, Mr Capps tweeted Gosport Borough Council a picture of it. He said: ‘Please get rid of it immediately.’

Gosport Borough Council has said the symbol will be removed or painted over this afternoon.