Police say they are investigating a report of anti-Semitic graffiti near a church in west London.

The graffiti shows the Star of David hanging from a gallows.

It was spotted yesterday morning outside St Christopher's church in Bordards Road, Ealing.

There was also another offensive comment on a wall nearby.

According to some reports, it is the second similar incident in the area in two days.

The police are already on high alert due to an increase in the number of hate crimes being reported.

It also comes a week after an offensive comment was sprayed on a wall outside a Polish cultural centre in Hammersmith.