Vandals desecrate ten Muslim graves in Chadderton

Vandals have desecrated a number of Muslim graves in the Chadderton Cemetery in Chadderton.

The graves were targeted sometime between 8.30pm on 15 August 2014 and 7.30pm the following day.

Police were called to the cemetery by the distraught loved one of a woman buried within the Muslim section of the cemetery.

Officers attended and found up to 10 graves had been damaged, and as no other graves other than those in the Muslim section had been targeted, police are treating the vandalism as racially motivated.

Wooden grave markers and headstones were uprooted from four adjoining graves, one of which had a brass plaque ripped from the headstone itself.

Police are now appealing to anyone who has information about the vandalism to come forward.