Racist graffiti on mosque

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.

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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

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Swastikas painted on walls of mosque after break-in

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 had been sprayed onto the building and at least half a dozen windows using paint taken from builders' cabins on the site which is still under construction.

Police said that they are in contact with mosque representatives and are currently guarding the site and carrying out local reassurance patrols, while forensic examinations are ongoing.