Police have launched an investigation after a swastika was painted on the Cofiwch Dryweryn memorial near Aberystwyth.

Dyfed-Powys Police say they received a report at 11.30am on Tuesday June 30 and are continuing with enquiries.

Ceredigion MS and presiding officer Elin Jones described the incident as "sinister and dangerous".

The roadside memorial has stood since the 1960s and refers to the flooding of Capel Celyn village, near Bala, to provide water for Liverpool in 1965.

The words mean 'Remember Tryweryn' in English and the wall has been vandalised on several occasions over the years.

Last year in February, graffiti was painted over the wall with the word "Elvis", before the wall was damaged again in April.

That vandalism sparked dozens of tributes to the mural being painted across Wales.

Anyone with information that could help officers with their investigation is asked to report it to Dyfed-Powys Police, either online at: http://bit.ly/DPPReportOnline, by email at: contactcentre@dyfed-powys.pnn.police.uk, or by calling 101. If you are deaf, hard of hearing, or speech impaired text the non-emergency number on 07811 311 908. Quote reference: 126 of the 30th June.