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Rise in anti-Muslim hate crimes online

Police met with the community after racist graffiti was daubed on a Redditch mosque Credit: ITV News Central

Three quarters of anti-Muslim hate crime is happening online, according to a report. Anti-Muslism attacks are said to have quadrupled since the death of Drummer Lee Rigby in Woolwich, in May.

Last week, racist graffiti was left on a mosque in Redditch.


14-year-old boy racially abused in Leicester

Two men Leicestershire Police wants to speak to regarding a racial attack Credit: Leicestershire Police

Leicestershire Police have issued CCTV images of two men they want to speak to following racial abuse to a 14-year-old boy.

The incident happened at around 3:20pm on January 23, 2013 at a fast food restaurant on Narborough Road near to the junction with Barclay Street.

The 14-year-old victim was sitting eating some food with a friend when he was approached by two men who made racist comments to him before leaving the store.

PC Rob Mitchell, who is investigating the incident, said: “We would like to speak to these two men in the images.

"Anybody with information is being asked to call 101 or Crimestoppers."

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