Man charged over 'no blacks' graffiti on family's home in Salford

Racist graffiti painted on the front door of Jackson Yamba and Theo Baya’s flat in Salford. Credit: ITV Granada Reports

A man has been charged after "No Blacks" was sprayed over the door of a family home in Salford.

Greater Manchester Police said Vaughan Dowd, 54, of Irlam Square, Salford, had been charged with criminal damage and racially aggravated criminal damage and was due to appear at Manchester Magistrates’ Court on Thursday morning.

Solicitor Jackson Yamba had the abuse painted on his front door and entrances to the flats where he lives with his young son, and friend Theo Baya, in Irlams o’ th’ Height, Salford.

It was only after Mr Yamba tweeted about the abuse, and lack of police response, that the Chief Constable of Greater Manchester apologised for the delay and local politicians became involved.

Jackson Yamba lives with his 10-year-old son. Credit: GoFundMe

Mr Yamba, originally from the Democratic Republic of Congo, has since been seen by a senior officer, the graffiti has been erased by the housing association, and the local community has rallied round with a fundraising effort.

The solicitor, who works for a law firm in Leeds, said his 10-year-old son David had been left traumatised and in tears by the incident on February 8.

Since Mr Yamba shared the picture online, he has received many messages of support and a GoFundMe page set up to pay for a new door quickly passed its £1,000 target.

He said he was "really grateful for the amount of support across the country."