Racist graffiti has been daubed at the scene of Anthony Walker's murder in Merseyside, police have said.
The graffiti was painted just inside the entrance to McGoldrick Park
The incident happened just hours after teenager Michael Barton was found guilty of murdering Anthony.
The graffiti was painted just inside the entrance to McGoldrick Park, Huyton, where the 18-year-old black student was killed with an ice axe.
Merseyside Police removed the graffiti and refused to disclose the details of what was written.
Insp Michael Jarman, of Merseyside Police, said on Wednesday evening: "I can confirm that racist graffiti was left at McGoldrick Park and we know that it happened after today's verdict.
"We are taking statements from people in the area and we are appealing for anyone with information to contact us.
"We believe this type of incident represents a small minority in the Huyton area and we won't tolerate it.
"I'm not prepared to go into the details of what was written."