Barclays branch in Moorgate cordoned off after graffiti sprayed on windows

A Barclays building in Moorgate has been cordoned off after it was graffitied with a message that seemed to reference Israel’s war in Gaza.

The message painted in red across the front of the bank said “funding the death of 13,000 kids”.

The incident is suspected to be linked to the Gaza-Israel war, where, according to health officials in the territory, more than 29,000 people are believed to have been killed in Israel’s retaliatory attack in the wake of Hamas’s attacks on October 7, including 13,000 children.

The bank was cordoned off on Tuesday morning with police tape in place across the front of the building.

City of London Police chief Inspector Dan Murphy said: “At around 6am, officers were called following reports of red graffiti painted over the front of Barclays in Moorgate. Investigations are ongoing and no arrests have been made yet.”

Barclays has been contacted for comment.