Police urge people NOT to remove ‘hate inspired’ posters after RAZOR blades found under Nazi swastika stickers placed on bus shelter near to a school
- Hate inspired’ stickers were discovered in the leafy Kent village of Dunton Green
- When removed, the stickers were found to have razor blades hidden underneath
- Police chiefs have warned people not to remove stickers and report them instead
- Razor blades were also found hidden under anti-mask posters earlier this year
Razor blades have been discovered hidden under Nazi swastika stickers on a bus shelter near to a school, police have today warned.
The ‘hate inspired’ stickers were discovered in the leafy Kent village of Dunton Green – near to the commuter town of Sevenoaks.
When removed, it was discovered that the stickers, which were placed just a short walk away from the local school, had razor blades underneath.
Officers have described the incident as ‘disturbing’ and said it was ‘sheer luck’ that a child had not been injured.
Now police are warning residents not to remove the stickers, and instead call their local force on 101.
Inspector Matt Atkinson, from the Sevenoaks community safety unit, said: ‘This is disturbing behaviour and while I do not want to cause people to panic, I do want to raise awareness of this issue.
The ‘hate inspired’ stickers were discovered in the leafy Kent village of Dunton Green – near to the commuter town of Sevenoaks
When removed, it was discovered that the stickers, which were placed just a short walk away from the local school, had razor blades (library image) underneath
Inspector Atkinson said: ‘This is disturbing behaviour and while I do not want to cause people to panic, I do want to raise awareness of this issue.
‘Publicly promoting offensive, hate-filled notices is not acceptable in itself, but adding razor blades to potentially seriously harm somebody is despicable.
‘These stickers were placed inside a bus shelter near a school and it is only sheer luck that a child was not harmed.
‘If anyone has information as to who placed these stickers in this location or sees anything similar of concern please do report it via 101 and do not attempt to remove them.’
The stickers were discovered in Dunton Green on September 22.
Offensive stickers were reported to have appeared in Chatham earlier in September, although neither involved razor blades or swastikas, police said.
On September 5, a person reported seeing offensive stickers placed in various locations in Henry Street, while three days later further offensive stickers were reported to have been seen on lampposts in Reform Road.
It comes after razor blades were found underneath anti-vax posters outside Covid jab sites earlier this year.
One picture shows a razor blade underneath a poster saying: ‘Masks don’t work’.
One picture shows a razor blade underneath a poster saying: ‘Masks don’t work’
It led Your Healthcare, which runs GP clinics in Surrey and Greater London, to tell staff not to touch anti-vaccination posters.
One woman is also said to have suffered cuts to her hand while removing a Covid anti-mask poster that had a razor attached in Cardiff.
The woman sought treatment and got tested for HIV in fear the blade was contaminated.
Razors have also been found behind anti-5G posters pinned to telegraph poles.
In May, OpenReach workers were told to take care after blades and needles were planted by conspiracy theorists.
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