Hateful words too horrific to share spray painted on train carriage

Police and rail authorities are investigating after a ‘hateful’ act of graffiti was painted on a train stationed adjacent to one of Brisbane’s busiest suburban train lines.

Hateful graffiti was sprawled across the side of a rail carriage adjacent to a Brisbane suburban train station, visible to hundreds of commuters.

The graffiti was a slogan used to express Nazi Germany ideologies, that The Courier-Mail has chosen not to repeat.

The words were also accompanied by two swastikas spray-painted onto the side of a ballast carriage, sitting at a holding yard next to Brisbane’s Moorooka train station.

Queensland Rail and Queensland Police have launched an investigation, with a maximum penalty of 14 years imprisonment applicable under the Criminal Code if those responsible are convicted.

Queensland Rail CEO Nick Easy said maintenance crews were called in as soon as a report of the graffiti was made.

“We do not tolerate anti-social behaviour on our network and Queensland Rail works closely with the Queensland Police Service Railway Squad to detect, identify and prosecute offenders,” Mr Easy said.

“As soon as we were alerted to this callous act of vandalism late (Monday) afternoon, our maintenance team was onsite in under an hour to commence painting over the graffiti.

“Often graffiti offenders commit these crimes to gain attention, so we were pleased to see the repainting works completed (Tuesday) morning.”

Queensland Police have condemned the graffiti, calling for anyone with information to come forward.

Read the article by Elise Williams in The Courier-Mail.