A SWASTIKA has been daubed on the iconic Cofiwch Dryweryn memorial on the A487 Ceredigion coast road near Llanrhystud.

Officers from Dyfed Powys Police were called at 11.30am today (Tuesday, June 30) and inquiries into the incident are continuing.

Mid and West Wales MS Elin Jones condemned the attack as 'sinister'.

She said on her Facebook feed: "The police are aware of the swastika painted on the Cofiwch Dryweryn wall.

"Having Nazis in our midst is a horrible thought. If you have any information who did it, tell the police. This is not a prank - it is sinister and dangerous."

Ever since the 1960s, the ‘Cofiwch Dryweryn’ mural has been a poignant reminder of the lost Welsh village of Capel Celyn, in the Tryweryn Valley, which was drowned to create a reservoir to supply water to the north-west of England, resulting in almost 70 residents having to abandon their homes.

The words mean 'Remember Tryweryn' in English and the wall has been vandalised on several occasions over the years.

Last year in February, graffiti was painted over the wall with the word "Elvis", before the wall was damaged again in April.

That vandalism sparked dozens of tributes to the mural being painted across Wales.

Anyone with information regarding the current investigation is asked to report it to Dyfed-Powys Police, either online at: http://bit.ly/DPPReportOnline, by email at: contactcentre@dyfed-powys.pnn.police.uk, or by calling 101. If you are deaf, hard of hearing, or speech impaired text the non-emergency number on 07811 311 908. Quote reference: 126 of June 30.