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Police investigate swastika carved in golf course green

York Regional Police continue to search for suspects following a vandalism incident at the Richmond Hill Golf Club.

Golfers arrived at the 14th hole on Saturday morning to find a swastika, more than metre and a half-wide and several centimetres deep, carved into the green. Human waste was also located inside the hole.

It’s believed the vandals gouged the symbol into the green using a golf hole flag which they snapped in half.

Richmond Hill’s Jewish community has called this another example of their task in abolishing any sort of discrimination and are asking police to investigate this incident as a hate crime.

“We have more work to do to make people understand that these kinds of symbols are hateful and hurtful,” a spokeswoman with B’nai Brith told CityNews.

Police say witnesses reported seeing a group of teens in the area late Friday night, around the time the incident was thought to have happened, but no arrests have been made.

Police are asking anyone else who may have seen the incident happen to come forward, while the golf club is warning their members about the vandalism and apologizing for the inconvenience.

This is the second incident at the Richmond Hill Golf Club, with another swastika located on the course last year.