West Mercia Police are investigating after a break-in at a mosque in Redditch early this morning during which racist graffiti was painted on the walls. Graffiti including swastikas was sprayed onto the building.
"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