Jewish Gravestones Smashed in Britain

'This is a sickening act of anti-Semitism which we are taking very seriously,' say local police in Manchester.

A swastika spray-painted on a wall.
Sharon Dahan

Headstones at a Jewish cemetery in Manchester, Britain, were vandalized in what local police call "a sickening act of anti-Semitism," according to a report in The Guardian.

Vandals  wrecked 14 headstones at the Jewish cemetery in the Charlestown area of Manchester on Wednesday, it reported.

“This is a sickening act of anti-Semitism which we are taking very seriously. I believe this was a deliberate and targeted attack and there is no place for such abhorrent behavior in our communities," policeman Wasim Chaudhry was quoted by The Guardian as saying.

Anti-Semitism has made headlines in Britain recently, with the Labour Party suspending members, including former London Mayor Ken Livingstone, over anti-Semitic and anti-Israel comments.