Appeal following racist graffiti in Toft Date published: 30th June 2017 2.06pm

Knutsford officers are appealing for information after a road signs were defaced with racist graffiti in Toft.

Over the past two weeks officers have received two separate reports of incidents where racist graffiti has been posted on road signs in a public layby on the A50 Holmes Chapel Road in Toft.

The first incident was reported on Wednesday 21 June and the second on Wednesday 28 June. Following both incidents officer have attended and organised for the graffiti to be removed.

Sergeant Kelly Johnston from Macclesfield Local Policing Unit said: “Hate crime, in any form, is not acceptable and will not be tolerated. Enquiries in relation to these two incidents are currently ongoing and as part of the investigation I’m keen to hear from anyone with any information.

“The A50 Holmes Chapel Road is a busy road used by thousands of motorist every day, and I urge anyone who has passed the layby over the past two weeks and believes that they may have witnessed anything suspicious to contact the team here at Knutsford on 101.”

Anyone with any information in relation to the graffiti is asked to contact Cheshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 484 of 28/6/17 .