Police are investigating after “racially provoking” swastika graffiti was found at a bus stop on Holocaust Remembrance Day.

Met Officers were made aware of the graffiti, which was found at a bus stop by Lea Bridge Station, on Monday afternoon (May 6).

A picture posted to X by Jewish neighbourhood watch group Shomrim Stamford Hill showed that the words “boycott Israel” had been written onto the transparent bus shelter wall in pink letters.

Below the writing, a drawing appeared to equate the Star of David with a swastika.  

Shomrim claimed that the nearby Stamford Hill Jewish community had been targeted by the “racist" graffiti.

The group highlighted that the graffiti was found on Yom HaShoah, otherwise known as Holocaust Remembrance Day in Israel.

Underneath the post, Hackney Mayor Caroline Woodley described the graffiti as “unforgivable”, and asked TfL to provide an update once it had been cleaned up.

A police spokesperson has described the graffiti as “racially provoking”, and said that an investigation into the incident is ongoing.

TfL has confirmed that the “offensive” graffiti has since been removed, stating that its network does “not tolerate any form of hate”.

A spokesperson added: “We encourage anyone who sees anything that is offensive to report it immediately to a member of staff or the police so that the appropriate action may be taken.”

Anyone with information about the incident can contact police quoting reference CAD 3191 06/05/24.