Kingston Council (RBK) said they worked to remove racist graffiti from a bridge in the Town Centre Wednesday (April 18).

In a statement published earlier this week, RBK said they received reports of racist graffiti scrawled onto a bridge in the area of the Bentall and Eden Walk shopping centres.

Working with the borough's business group, Kingston First, RBK said they had moved quickly to remove the harmful message from the bridge.

RBK said: "The council was made aware of racist and offensive graffiti in Kingston town centre overnight.

"Our neighbourhood rangers, working with the Bentall and Eden Walk shopping centres as well as Kingston First, acted quickly and have removed it all."

Commenting on the incident and the authorities' response, RBK Director of Communities, Stephen Evans, said that the Council and local business rejected racism in the community and were working with the Met Police in the area in their investigations into the graffiti.

Mr Evans said: "These types of crimes will not be tolerated in our borough.

"Kingston Police have been informed and are investigating, including looking at CCTV evidence to try and catch those responsible."