POLICE are investigating an incident concerning anti-vaccine graffiti which defaced a Rhyl surgery and vaccination centre.

Madryn House Surgery was vandalised with the graffiti earlier this week, which included the words “death jabs” being written on the outside area of the premises.

The surgery, an independent facility based on Madryn Avenue, did not make any further comment regarding the matter, other than to add that the graffiti has now been removed and that police are investigating accordingly.

A North Wales Police (NWP) spokesperson confirmed that the incident is being looked into by police, and encouraged anyone with information about the incident to contact them.

Gill Harris, executive director of nursing and midwifery at Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board, said: “It's disappointing to see these actions take place at a surgery which is helping to protect our community.

“Our staff and volunteers are working incredibly hard to ensure that people receive their vaccination as quickly and as safely as possible.

“We ask people to please treat our staff with politeness and respect, and we would also like to remind people that we will not tolerate violence, aggression or abuse towards our staff.

“Anyone who causes alarm or distress to others at any of our vaccination centres may be asked to leave, or in more serious circumstances the police will be contacted.”

Anyone with information can contact NWP via its online live chat facility (www.northwales.police.uk/police-forces/north-wales-police/areas/live-chat) or by calling 101.