A 35-YEAR-OLD-MAN has been arrested after racist graffiti was spray-painted onto the garage of a black family's home in Gwynedd.

On Saturday, Margaret Ogunbanwo, posted the above picture of what appears to be a Swastika which had been drawn onto the garage door of her home in Penygroes.

Today, Police confirmed that a man has been arrested in connection to the incident.

A spokesperson for the force said: "Following our appeal regarding the hate crime in Penygroes, we can confirm that a 35-year-old man has been arrested and our enquiries are currently ongoing.

"Thank you to all who have assisted us so far."

Talking about the incident, Plaid Cymru Member of Parliament for Arfon Hywel Williams condemned the racist graffiti, saying: "I stand in solidarity with the family and echo the overwhelming condemnation from within the local community.

"I know the people of Penygroes and Arfon are disgusted by this foul act. But it will only strengthen our resolve to stand together against the evil stupidity of racism.

"Our office was targeted with racist graffiti last year. It was disturbing and unpleasant. But this is so much worse, being personally directed at someone's home.

"We have a strong community here in Arfon, enriched by diversity and our tradition of standing together in the face of adversity.

"Whoever did this will learn pretty quick that a tolerant society is far stronger than the divided mayhem they crave."