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Spray can attack on Labour candidate's home in Gaywood after defeat

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Jo Rust, the Labour Party candidate for North West Norfolk, has had her property vandalised the day after she lost the election.

She posted a picture on Twitter showing spray-painting on the front wall of her home in Gaywood. The graffiti appeared to say 'JDL' with a star of David.

She wrote: "So. Came home to this on our wall. Less than 24 hours after the election."

The initials 'JDL' would appear to refer to the Jewish Defense League, an American organisation founded by extremist Meir Kahane and described by Wikipedia as belonging to the far-right.

Ms Rust said that the police were "investigating and taking it seriously".

Labour's General Election campaign has been mired in allegations of anti-semitism. But on Twitter, Ms Rust's supporters were quick to denounce the vandalism as unfair.

"Having watched you tirelessly remind our members that anti-semitism in Labour is not to be dismissed or trivialised this is really sad to see. You’re an ally," said one.

Others described it as "very disturbing".

Ms Rust was roundly defeated in Thursday's parliamentary election with Conservative candidate James Wild capturing 30,627 votes (65.7 per cent) against runner-up Ms Rust's 10,705 (23 per cent).

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