HUMZA Yousaf has issued a statement after racist graffiti targeting him appeared near his home in Broughty Ferry.

We previously reported how police were alerted to graffiti spray painted on walls and fences in Hamilton Street.

This included two racist slurs aimed at Pakistani immigrants and the phrase “f*** Islam” with the vandalism appearing on at least three houses.

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It has since been removed by Dundee City Council and police have confirmed that enquiries into the incident remain ongoing.

The First Minister has since issued a statement on Twitter/X about the incident, saying: “I do my best to shield my children from the racism and Islamophobia I face on a regular basis.

“That becomes increasingly difficult when racist graffiti targeting me appears near our family home.

“A reminder of why we must, collectively, take a zero-tolerance approach to hatred.”

A spokesperson for Police Scotland meanwhile said: “We received a report of offensive graffiti on Hamilton Road in Broughty Ferry at around 1.30pm on Monday. Enquiries are ongoing.”

Elsewhere, a spokesperson for the SNP denounced the graffiti and thanked the police for their response.

“This graffiti was sickening and completely unacceptable, it is a reminder why we need to take a zero tolerance approach to hatred,” they said.

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“We are grateful to the authorities for acting to remove it so quickly because this type of vile, racist language can have a serious impact on the individuals, families and wider community who are forced to see it.

“Racism has absolutely no place in our society and everyone must play their part to challenge it.

“Scotland is a country where people from all backgrounds can live and raise their families – and they should be able to do so in peace.”