Racially-offensive words were spray-painted with graffiti across buildings in Oxford’s Cowley Road.
Three properties were vandalised overnight between Wednesday and yesterday. Police said two of the incidents, which they are treating as racially-aggravated, were linked. But officers have yet to decide if the other incident is also connected.
At the Hi-Lo Jamaican restaurant, the words “black b******” were sprayed across the front door.
Andy Anderson, the restaurant’s owner, said: “I came down in the morning and saw the graffiti.