A MAN has been arrested in connection with a spate of racist graffiti that tarnished vehicles, homes and businesses at the weekend.

The 24-year-old was taken from his home at 5.20am this morning from an address in Blackburn.

Insp Ilyas Mohmed, of Blackburn police, said the man was helping police with their inquiries in relation to the incident which occured between midnight on Friday and 4.30am on Saturday.

He will be interviewed later today.

A total of 14 cars, walls and lampposts were attacked in the incident along a one mile stretch mainly in the Shear Brow area where several Asian businesses are located.

While some of the red paint was daubed in lines, other graffiti read ‘EDL’, racist language and profanity.