THE former MP for Castle Point has been left “disgusted” after hateful graffiti was sprayed over properties on Canvey.

Jewish, racist and homophobic slurs were painted on cars, walls and garages across Canvey on Remembrance Sunday during a spate of hate crimes against minority groups the Nazis had persecuted.

Rebecca Harris, Conservative candidate for Castle Point, and the region’s former member of parliament, said she is proud of the Jewish communities on Canvey.

She said: “I could not be more appalled at the racist and homophobic graffiti that appeared on Canvey over the weekend.

“These horrible actions are unacceptable anywhere in society and it disgusts me that it has happened in our area.

“What makes matters worse is that it has happened on a weekend where we remember the thousands of men and women who have fought for this country, many of which gave the ultimate sacrifice in conflicts against those who seek to promote these fascist and antisemitic ideologies.

“I am proud of the strong Jewish community that calls Canvey Island their home and I will be speaking to members of the community about the events.

“I know that Essex Police have CCTV footage of the suspect and are investigating the issue as a matter of urgency. I have full trust that the Police will deal with this with the level of severity it deserves.

Essex Police are keen to speak to a man who was seen in Southwalters between 2.15am and 3.45am on Sunday morning.

He is described as being white, around 6ft 2ins tall and wore a light-coloured jacket, jogging bottoms and trainers with a reflective strip on the back.

Anyone with information should contact officers on 101 quoting incident number 307 of November 10.