A REMOVAL man was shocked to find racist and Nazi graffiti scrawled across his van.

Ben Hampson woke on Saturday morning to find the vile graffiti had been painted on the side of his work vehicle.

The 38-year-old, who lives in Old Shoreham Road, Southwick, had parked the vehicle in Park Way, off Old Shoreham Road, at 5pm on Friday.

When he went to go to work at 7.30am on Saturday he found the daubings.

The graffiti on the front of his van included a swastika and a slogan reading “heil Hitler”.

The words “No n******” were written on the back.

Ben had to clean his van before heading to work.

He said: “I was shocked. I’ve never seen anything that abusive written on a vehicle before.

“It’s a quiet road, you don’t expect that. I’ve heard there’s more of it that’s been happening as well.

“I don’t know if it’s related at all but it seems like too much of a coincidence.

“People know it wasn’t me who did it but I can’t drive around with people seeing that. We had a job that morning and I couldn’t drive around with that on my van.”

Sussex Police are aware of the incident.

They had responded to a car with similar graffiti in the same area.

They are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

A statement from Sussex Police said: “A van and a car were daubed with paint in an overnight graffiti attack in Southwick.

“The damaged was discovered on Saturday morning by the owners of the vehicles in Park Way.

“The van is a blue Ford Luton and the car a silver Toyota.

“Anyone who witnessed either of the attacks, saw anyone behaving suspiciously in the area overnight or with any other information about the offender is asked to report online or call 101 quoting serial 619 of 28/09.”