A HIGH Wycombe park has been defaced with 'painful' Nazi graffiti this weekend.

A concerned resident spotted swastika symbols in The Rye playground on Saturday, April 29. 

Flora Skouteri said she feels bad for children and adults to see this as they visit the park.

"Children shouldn't see this sign and think this is acceptable in our world. As they get older they should know all the pain and hate we get from racism and also how much some people suffered from people who were racist. 

"Also for some people it really brings painful and sad thoughts or experiences.

"This isn't a joke and should not be accepted."

The swastika symbol is strongly associated with Nazism, antisemitism and evil.

It is a result of World War II and the Holocaust and as a consequence, its use in some countries, including Germany, is prohibited by law.

The German Nazi Party made extensive use of graphic symbols, especially the swastika, notably in the form of the swastika flag, which became the co-national flag of Nazi Germany in 1933, and the sole national flag in 1935.

Buckinghamshire Council has been contacted for a comment.