"DISGUSTING graffiti" depicting a swastika and Star of David has been removed from a village recreation ground. 

Sible Hedingham Parish Council removed the graffiti from the recreation ground within 24 hours of being made aware of the situation. 

The council has criticised those involved, and will be checking CCTV to find the culprits. 

Photos of the graffiti, painted on the brick shelter, appeared on Facebook last Tuesday, before the council were informed Thursday, and the graffiti painted over Friday. 

A parish council spokesman said: "Sible Hedingham Parish Council were horrified and upset with the graffiti that was painted on the brick shelter in the Recreation Ground.

"The Recreation Ground is a community facility that is well used by families who enjoy the play equipment and the open space.

"The graffiti was gone within 24 hours of the Parish Council finding out about it.

"The graffiti had to be painted over as no amount of scrubbing, graffiti remover or paint thinner worked.

"The Parish Council denounce the behaviour of those involved in the disgusting graffiti."