POLICE are investigating after racist graffiti was sprayed on the walls of a Chinese takeaway in Quarry Bank.

West Midlands Police say CCTV enquiries are underway to try to find out when the graffiti appeared on the walls of Tin Sing eaterie in Quarry Bank High Street.

The hate filled message included the words "China scum" and said "we don't want you here".

A spokesman for the force said officers would ensure the owner of the food outlet was "appropriately safeguarded" and she added: "We will not tolerate this kind of crime and will do all we can to find those responsible."

Lye and Stourbridge North councillor Pete Lowe, who went to school in Quarry Bank, branded the perpetrator "racist scum" in a Twitter post about the incident.

He added: "Thanks to quick actions by Dudley Council workers and councillors we painted over their sickening actions."

He called for solidarity for all in the community and urged everyone to stay safe as the UK and much of the world continues to fight the coronavirus which US president Donald Trump has referred to as the 'Chinese virus' as it originated in China.

Councillor Laura Taylor, Dudley Council's cabinet member responsible for community safety, said as soon as the council was made aware of the "vile and offensive graffiti" arrangements were made for it to be painted over immediately.

She added: “We will not tolerate racism in our borough.

"More than ever it is important that our communities are united during this incredibly challenging time for us as a nation. It is only through working together that we can help to tackle the spread of coronavirus.”