VILE graffiti has been drawn onto a pharmacy, while Essex and the rest of the UK remember those who lost their lives in the Holocaust.

The graffiti, painted on a wall, in High Road, in Benfleet, reads "kill the jews".

The vile slogan is accompanied by a swastika.

Today marks the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.

The national Holocaust Memorial day is also held today.

Southend Council held a service of commemoration at the civic centre on Sunday, to remember those who lost their lives.

Essex Police have been contacted for a statement.