Racist graffiti: Police investigate hate crime after racists paint Neo Nazi graffiti on Linn Park golf course clubhouse in Glasgow southside

Police Scotland are appealing for information after hideous neo-nazi graffiti was painted across a golf clubhouse in a park area in the south west of Glasgow this week.

Vandals painted 'blacks out', 'sieg heil', swatstika and SS lightning bolts on the clubhouse at Linn Park golf course.
Vandals painted 'blacks out', 'sieg heil', swatstika and SS lightning bolts on the clubhouse at Linn Park golf course.

Overnight, from late Wednesday evening March 24 and the early hours of Thursday March 26, racial graffiti was “daubed” in the Linn Park area in the suburbs of Glasgow, according to Police Scotland.

Vandals painted 'blacks out', 'sieg heil', swastika and SS lightning bolts on the clubhouse at Linn Park golf course.

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Police Scotland has commented that the offensive vandalism will be treated as a ‘hate crime’.

Linn Park Golf Club after Glasgow City council cleared the hateful graffiti (Photo: Glasgow City Council).

No arrests have been made yet, however, enquiries are ongoing.

Glasgow City Council have now removed the offensive vandalism.

A police spokesman said: "The vandalism at Linn Park Golf Club appears to have happened overnight between Wednesday 24 and Thursday, 25 March, 2021.

"It was reported to police on Thursday morning (25 March).

"Officers contacted Glasgow City Council who removed within an hour of being reported to them. Enquiries into the incident, which is being treated as a hate crime, are continuing. Any information can be reported to police via 101 quoting incident 0476 of Thursday, 25 March, 2021, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111."

A Glasgow City Council spokeswoman said: “This is absolutely vile behaviour and our staff were on site this morning to have it removed as quickly as possible.”

An anti-racism protest – run by groups such as Stand up to Racism Glasgow and Unite Against Fascism – was scheduled to take place at the golf course at 11.30am this morning to stand against the hate.

The event page ‘Make racists and Nazis afraid again’ described the incident as a “reminder that racism and the threat of fascism are present in Scotland”.

It adds: "Only a few days after hundreds in Glasgow marked UN Anti-racism Day, and as we approach the anniversary of George Floyd's murder, this is a reminder that racism and the threat of fascism are present in Scotland.

"Join antiracists at Linn Park to take a knee, reclaim our spaces and make it clear that Glasgow is a city that says #BlackLivesMatter and rejects this poison #NaeNazis"

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