Anti-religious graffiti on churches in Hastings

Anti-religious graffiti daubed on churches in a Sussex town is being treated as a hate crime by police.

The words "evil queen" were sprayed on the doors of Blacklands church in Hastings and "Roman devils" was daubed at St Mary's church in the High Street.

Other damage was carried out in St Mary's Terrace and the St was removed from the road name signs in the town.

Insp Paul Phelps said: "These are being treated as hate crimes. We are appealing for witnesses."

He said that some of the graffiti had appeared during daylight hours.

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