Swastika flag is seen flying outside a terraced house and a man is arrested for a hate crime

A man has been arrested after a swastika flag was spotted draped on the back of a terraced house. 

The 55-year-old man from Neath, South Wales, was arrested on suspicion of a racially aggravated public order offence. 

The flag was displayed on the back of a house near the A474 flyover in Neath where it was spotted by an onlooker. 

The swastika was draped on the back of the terraced house in Neath, South Wales, and a 55-year-old man was taken into custody on suspicion of a racially aggravated public order offence

The swastika was draped on the back of the terraced house in Neath, South Wales, and a 55-year-old man was taken into custody on suspicion of a racially aggravated public order offence

Police said the flag had since been taken down after pictures were seen circulating on social media. 

The passerby who spotted the flag near the flyover posted a picture of it on social media and said: ‘You don’t see something like that often’.

Police were spotted visiting a property in a row of terraced homes in Neath

around 10am yesterday, believed to be in connection with the incident.

A South Wales Police spokeswoman said: ‘We are aware of images circulating on

social media of a flag with a swastika on it being displayed in Neath.’

The A474 flyover near Neath, South Wales, where the swastika flag was spotted on the back of a terraced house (file image)

The A474 flyover near Neath, South Wales, where the swastika flag was spotted on the back of a terraced house (file image) 

‘We would like to reassure you this flag has been removed and a 55-year-old

local man has been arrested on suspicion of a racially aggravated public

order offence.’  

South Wales Police confirmed the man was currently in police custody.     

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