A MEMORIAL tree remembering victims of the Holocaust has been vandalised twice in a matter of weeks.

The myrtle tree was planted in 2007 and pays tribute to those who lost their lives during the Holocaust.

Salisbury MP John Glen said he has been "reliably informed" that "other acts of anti-Semitism" have also taken place at the site, including the destruction of flowers left there.

He said: "I know that many people in Salisbury will be saddened to find out that the Holocaust Memorial Tree in Churchill Gardens has twice been vandalised in recent weeks.

"Just last January, along with the Bishop of Salisbury, Mayor, and President of the Chamber of Commerce, we recommitted ourselves to oppose anti-Semitism in our community.

"The latest acts of vandalism disrespect the memory of those who lost their lives in the Holocaust.

"They are also a further sign of a worrying trend in our society where extremism is increasingly drifting into the mainstream.

"We must redouble our efforts to ensure that anti-Semitism plays no part in our society and politics."