A life-long Orpington resident “felt sick” after discovering racist slogans graffitied on two bus stops in St Paul’s Cray.

Paula Peters, 49, noticed ‘KKK’, ‘STAY WHITE’ 'NO KNEE' and ‘VOTE FOX’, an apparent reference to the mayoral candidate, written on Ravenscourt Road shelters as she travelled to a hospital appointment this morning.

A pair of elderly women who asked what Paula was doing as she photographed the messages allegedly said: “Bloody blacks taking bread out of white people’s mouths”.

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Paula, a community campaigner, said: “I couldn’t believe my eyes. It’s the first time I’ve seen something like that.

“I got off the bus to see if my eyes had deceived me and took a photo because I’m part of a local campaign group.

“These two elderly ladies asked me what I was doing. I explained, asked if the messages disturbed them and they completely ignored me.

“The casual racism that then came out of their mouths was shocking.

“I felt sick and quite scared.

“I told them what they said was abhorrent and that they should be ashamed.

“One of them said ‘who cares’ and that was it, they boarded a bus.

“I’m ashamed that something like this is happening in my local area. I’ve lived here all my life.”

Paula was travelling to Queen Mary’s Hospital, Sidcup, on the R11 bus at around 10am when she spotted the graffiti.

One of the shelters targeted is opposite Leesons Hill primary school.

KKK stands for Ku Klux Klan, an American white supremacist terrorist hate group which primarily targets black people, among other minorities.

'NO KNEE' is a reference to taking the knee, a public act which people perform as a symbol of opposition to racism. 

‘VOTE FOX’ appears to be a reference to Laurence Fox, the controversial out-of-work actor who is standing for London Mayor.

Fox has drawn criticism for his statements about race over the last year, particularly his strong opposition to the Black Lives Matter movement.

He visited Bromley town centre this month as part of his campaign for the Reclaim Party.

Mr Fox has vowed to defund any schools or institutions “that seek to undermine our shared culture through critical social justice or critical race theory”.

Paula believes he is part of a wider trend that is “making racism more acceptable right now”.

She said: “Racism in all forms should be challenged and stamped out.

“Fox should distance himself from remarks like that.

“The wider message should be that this type of racism has no place in our society.”