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A man has been charged with racially aggravated criminal damage after “no blacks” was painted onto a front door.

Vaughan Dowd, 54, is accused of writing the racist slur over the home of a family from Africa in Salford.

He has been charged with criminal damage and racially aggravated criminal damage and is due to appear at Manchester Magistrates’ Court on Thursday.

Solicitor Jackson Yamba shared a picture on Twitter of the “abhorrent racist graffiti” on his front door and the entrance to the flats where he lives with his son, David, 10, and friend Theo Baya on 8 February.

He revealed police had not contacted him more than a week after he reported it, sparking public outcry.

“My front door in Salford was painted over a week ago with this abhorrent racist graffiti – after reporting it to @gmpolice they still haven’t been here to investigate,” Mr Yamba wrote in a post.

Jackson Yamba with his son David. Pic: TwitterJackson Yamba
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Jackson Yamba with his son David. Pic: TwitterJackson Yamba

“How do I assure my traumatised 10-year-old that he is safe in his home?”

The Chief Constable of Greater Manchester apologised for the delay in response and local politicians became involved.

Mr Yamba, originally from the Democratic Republic of Congo, said his son was left in tears after seeing the painted message.

He has since been seen by a senior officer and the graffiti has been erased by the housing association.

Since he tweeted the picture, Mr Yamba, who works for a law firm in Leeds, has received many messages of support and a GoFundMe page set up to pay for a new door quickly passed its £1,000 target.

In response, Mr Yamba said he was “really grateful for the amount of support across the country.”

He added: “There is no word to describe my gratefulness. My son and I want to thank you all.”

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