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Following reports of the second act of racist and homophobic graffiti vandalism on Morecambe Promenade and the town's war memorial The Anglican Bishop of Lancaster, Rt Rev Dr Jill Duff; The Archdeacon of Lancaster, Venerable David Picken and the Rector of Morecambe Parish Church, Rev Chris Krawiec have issued a joint statement.

Bishop Jill, Archdeacon David and Rev Chris said: "We are deeply disturbed and saddened by this second act of racist and homophobic vandalism on our beautiful Morecambe Promenade and other areas of the town.

"To attack the war memorial alongside our beautiful murals is incredibly distressing. Many of the names on that memorial gave their lives to stem the tide of Nazism in previous generations.

"Morecambe is a town with a great past and bright future that strives for good relations across communities - there is no place for racism and homophobia of any kind here or anywhere in our County. We long for all people to flourish whatever their race, religion, sexuality or gender.

"We commend the grace-filled response of the creative community in working to repair and restore the murals at pace. Such threatening acts of graffiti are designed to inspire fear and division, so our hearts and prayers are with everyone who has been distressed by these isolated attacks. We have every confidence that pulling together, Morecambe will continue on its tide of hope-filled growth where all can flourish.”