By Jonathan Kalmus, August 26, 2010
The spray-painting of a three-foot high "F--- Israel" slogan in one of Manchester's busiest areas is being treated by police as a hate crime.
It was daubed in Bury New Road in the densely Jewish populated area of Broughton Park between Sunday night and the early hours of Monday.
A Greater Manchester Police spokesman said a member of the public was seen trying to clean the graffiti off the wall. The matter "was then passed to neighbourhood policing and environment services were requested to attend. It's being treated as a hate incident because of where it was and what was written".