POLICE have released details of a man they want to speak to after vile  anti-Semitic and racist graffiti was painted over cars and garages in the early hours of Remembrance Sunday. 

Swastikas, racist slogans and homophobic messages plastered across vehicles and garage walls across Canvey. 

Essex Police stated that they had received eight reports of graffiti, which was spread over cars and garages in Ferrymead, Lincoln Way and Southwalter in red spray paint.

The force also stated that the graffiti is being treated as a hate crime.

They now say the are looking for a man spotted in the early hours of Sunday morning in Southwalters. 

A spokesman said: “We’re particularly keen to speak to a man who was seen in Southwalters between 2.15am and 3.45am.

"He is described as being white, around 6ft 2ins tall and wore a light-coloured jacket, jogging bottoms and trainers with a reflective strip on the back. ”

Anyone with information should contact officers through 101. The incident number to quote is 307 of 10 November.