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Full report: Redditch mosque defaced with racist slur

Racist markings and slogans have been daubed on a mosque by intruders in Redditch, who also stole building tools and equipment. The attack is being treated by police as a hate crime.

Walls and windows at the building, which is due to open at the end of the year, were covered in anti-Muslim graffiti.

It's the second attack on a Midlands mosque in the past few days.

Cleanup starts after "racist" mosque attack

The cleanup has started after a mosque in Redditch had racist graffiti painted on it.

The building on Jinnah Road was targeted early this morning.

Police have since arranged meetings with the chairs of the mosque, local leaders and the Independent Advisory Group.

The building was targeted early this morning Credit: ITV News Central
Attempts are being made to clean the windows of the mosque Credit: ITV News Central

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Police organise meetings after racist mosque attack

"For as long as I can remember the relationship between the Muslim community in Redditch, the Police and the wider community would best be described as excellent.

Due to incidents happening nationally targeted patrols have been put in place and these will now be further increased as we will not tolerate mindless attacks of this nature.

I will be arranging meetings with the chairs of the mosques, local civic leaders and the Independent Advisory Group to reassure them of our commitment and determination to do everything possible to prevent any further such incidents and track down those responsible for this attack."

– Superintendent Kevin Purcell, North Worcestershire police commander

Police patrols stepped up after "mindless" racist mosque attack

Police have stepped up patrols in Redditch after a racist attack on a mosque in the town.

Graffiti including swastikas were painted onto the building in Jinnah Road early this morning.

The paint used had been taken from builders' cabins on the site, which is still under construction.

West Mercia Police said:

"Due to incidents happening nationally targeted patrols have been put in place and these will now be further increased as we will not tolerate mindless attacks of this nature."

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