A man has been arrested after a swastika flag was draped on the back of a terraced house in Wales.

Police took the 55-year-old into custody on suspicion of a racially aggravated public order offence this morning.

Officers were spotted visiting a property in a row of terraced homes in Neath at around 10am, believed to be in connection with the incident.

They later confirmed they had made an arrest and the flag had since been taken down, reports Wales Online.

Images of it on the back of a property had been circulating online.

A passerby, who said they spotted the flag near the A474 flyover in Neath, posted a picture on social media and said: “You don’t see something like that often”.

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A police spokeswoman said: “We are aware of images circulating on social media of a flag with a swastika on it being displayed in Neath.

“We would like to reassure you this flag has been removed and a 55-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of a racially aggravated public order offence.

“He is currently in police custody.”