Milton Keynes couple called 'Nazis' and have 50 bags of dog poo thrown in their garden for celebrating St George's Day
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The disgraceful attack happened in Wavendon Gate after the middle-aged couple attempted to lighten the mood during lockdown.
They made a life-size figure of St George dressed in the traditional red and white flag and brandishing his dragon-slaying sword in one hand and displayed it in their front garden.
In his other hand, the couple put a sign saying: "The NHS will slay Covid-19."
But today, on St George's Day, they awoke to find 50 bags full of dog poo in their garden, thrown over the gate, and the words Nazi sprayed in large letters on their path.
"I'm so mad," said their daughter.
"We have been attacked for having St George up on our fence. It's a racist attack."
She said her family celebrates St George's Day every year and this year wanted to show support for the NHS at the same time. The display was meant to make people smile during the current crisis.
"Luckily we have CCTV and we have the perpetrator on it. It's now in the hands of the police."
The daughter added: "Why do we still live in a world where people can’t accept we’re all wonderfully different in many ways. Racism of any sort is not okay."
She posted pictured of the attack on Facebook, sparking sympathy and outrage from members of the public.
"How utterly vile... I hope you get some support from the police," said one.
Another agreed the attack was disgusting but asked a valid question: "I want to know where they got 50 bags of dog poo from", he said.
The daughter believes it came from the dog poo bin around the corner, which the perpetrator must have emptied.
"My dad cleaned it all up and went to the nearest bin and it was empty," she said.
Saint George's Day is the feast day of Saint George and celebrated by various Christian Churches and by the several countries and cities of which he is the patron saint.
These include England and regions of Spain and Portugal.
Saint George is also the patron saint of the Scout Movement, which traditionally holds St. George's Day parades. This year, during lockdown, scouts are joining together online and renewing their vows.