Graffiti has been sprayed across the front entrance to a town centre bank.

The glass frontage of Barclays' Regent Street branch was briefly covered in red spray paint spelling the word 'boycott' in capital letters on Tuesday.

Other messages around the entrance were being washed away on the afternoon of May 21.

This vandalism may be referring to the Palestine Solidarity Campaign's calls for people to boycott the bank due to its financial ties with arms companies that sell weapons to Israel.

In recent months, marches and protests have been held in Swindon to show solidarity with the people of Palestine and call for an end to the killing of civilians.

Swindon Advertiser: Graffiti saying 'boycott' was sprayed across the entrance of Barclays bank in Swindon's town centre

A spokesperson for the global campaign said: "Our new research has found that Barclays now invests over £2 billion in, and provides financial services worth £6.1 billion to, companies arming Israel.

"We’re calling on all concerned people to boycott all Barclays services until the bank ends its complicity in Israel’s attacks on Palestinians. 

"Already this year, more than 2,500 people have closed their Barclays accounts as part of mass account closure days."

Barclays was approached for comment.

Earlier this month, more than 120 artists pulled out of planned performances at The Great Escape festival in Brighton due to the festival’s sponsorship by Barclays.