DOZENS of vehicles, homes, and businesses were daubed with racist graffiti after vandals targetted a mile-long stretch of Blackburn in the early hours of the morning.

Walls, lamposts, cars, and vans were marked with red spray paint in the attack, which is believed to have happened sometime between midnight on Friday and 4.30am yesterday.

Some of the vehicles were sprayed with red lines, other graffiti read ‘EDL’, while walls and lamposts were marked with racist language and profanity.

Most of the grafitti was concentrated in the Shear Brow area. The damage stretched from Park Avenue, down Shear Bank Road, along Preston New Road, and down to Montague Street and Johnston Street.

A spokeswoman for Lancashire Police said: “We have a team of officers in place doing house-to-house and CCTV enquiries in a bid to trace those responsible.

“If anyone saw any suspicious activity in the area or has any information that they think could assist the investigation, then I would urge them to contact police by callling 101.”

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