Police are appealing for information in relation to hate incidents carried out in in South Norfolk.

Officers believe that three reports involving Nazi symbols being spray painted on Ukrainian flags and a property over the last few days are linked.

The first hate incident involved a swastika being spray painted onto a Ukrainian flag and was reported to have happened between 8am on Friday 13 May 2022 to 5pm on Saturday 14 May 2022 at Cheney’s Lane, Forncett St Mary. Crime reference 36/36163/22.

A second hate incident, where a Nazi symbol was sprayed onto a Ukrainian flag, occurred at a property in The Street, Shotesham All Saints, between 10.30pm on Sunday 15 May and 6.30am today (16 May). Crime reference 36/36378/22. A third hate incident was reported between the same times and location but at a different property where the exterior wall had been vandalised with a Nazi symbol. Crime reference 36/36411/22.

Anyone with information should contact PC Matthew Pummell at Norfolk Constabulary on 101 quoting the relevant crime reference. Alternatively contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, or via their online form: www.crimestoppers-uk.org