A SWASTIKA has been daubed on a beach hut in the latest act of anti-Semitic graffiti.

Residents noticed the Nazi symbols, painted in green and pink, on the Hove beach huts on Wednesday morning.

This comes days after a vandal spray painted the symbol along with the words “Nazis R good” in a children’s play area in Stoneham Park, Hove, on the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. In both cases, green paint was used and the Swastika was not painted in the usual clockwise form.

Peter Kyle, Labour MP for Hove and Portslade, said: “The person behind this knows exactly how much pain they are causing, not only to Jewish people but to our whole community.

“I hope they are caught soon, brought to justice and then made to listen directly to people whose lives and families were shattered by the murderous ideology that the swastika represents”

The Hove Beach Hut Association Committee has denounced the seafront daubing.

Spokesman Councillor Robert Nemeth said: “The vandal in this instance must surely be aware of how insulting this symbol is to so many.

“I have raised the issue with committee members so that we can alert hut owners.

“Such graffiti should be removed immediately.”

Members of the Jewish community were thankful to the police for their help following the two incidents which have both happened in Hove this week.

A spokeswoman for the Sussex Jewish Representative Council said: “We are dismayed to once again see this poisonous symbol of hate in our city.

“This mindless ignorant graffiti cannot be allowed to spread discrimination and antisemitism in Brighton and Hove.

“We are grateful to Sussex police for all their help and support.”

The breach hut graffiti comes two days after residents had to scrub the swastika from the playground equipment.

Chief Superintendent Nick May called the Stoneham Park graffiti “a truly awful and hateful offence”.

Jon Pike, 54, who lives near the park in Hove, took materials to clean up the words, along with a swastika, after seeing it on social media.

He said he left the clean-up of the beach hut graffiti to Brighton and Hove City Council.

Speaking after removing the children’s play park graffiti with a can of WD-40, Mr Pike said: “I wasn’t happy sitting at home knowing that graffiti was up. So I picked up some paint stripper and said that if it hasn’t been cleaned up I’m going to get rid of it.”