A tattoo parlour has twice been targeted by vandals who first damaged the shop’s front window before engraving a Swastika on it.
The parlour and vape shop I Ain’t No Saint in Abbots Langley High Street was first attacked overnight on Sunday, July 19, which left the front window with substantial damage.
The culprits then returned the next evening (Monday, July 20) to carve the hateful symbol into the window.
Staff at the parlour, who welcomed an American internationally-acclaimed guest artist on Monday, say they have been ‘shocked and saddened’ by the events.
A member of staff said in a statement: “We cannot believe that this would happen in the friendly, vibrant village of Abbots Langley.
“It is such a shame that this type of vandalism has happened in such a cosmopolitan village.
“We have never experienced anything like this in the four years the parlour has been here, and neither have the other local businesses.
“We are disgusted that this symbol has been engraved in the glass and it is especially sad to welcome a visitor from America with this.
“It is bad enough to cause this amount of damage, but to follow it with a symbol inciting racial hatred is beyond belief.”
The police have been informed and are carrying out investigations.
A parlour spokesman added: “We are very grateful to Herts Police who have given us help and support during this time.
“They are doing further investigations to determine the cause and root of this terrible act of vandalism.”
If anyone has any information which could help the investigation, they should call 101.