Van­dal at­tack on city mosque

OF­FEN­SIVE GRAF­FITI SPRAYED AND WIN­DOWS SMASHED

Sunderland Echo - - News - By David Al­li­son News Re­porter david.al­li­son@jpress.co.uk

Van­dals have sprayed of­fen­sive graf­fiti and smashed win­dows at a mosque in Sun­der­land.

It hap­pened at the An­ware Mad­ina Mosque, off St Mark's Road, in the Mill­field area.

Yobs tar­geted the site on Mon­day this week.

Var­i­ous of­fen­sive slo­gans were sprayed onto doors at the mosque.

Po­lice have today con­firmed they are in­ves­ti­gat­ing the in­ci­dent, which they are treat­ing as a hate crime, and have ap­pealed for any wit­nesses to con­tact them.

A Northum­bria Po­lice spokes­woman said: “An in­ves­ti­ga­tion is on­go­ing fol­low­ing a re­port that of­fen­sive graf­fiti had been writ­ten at the mosque on St Mark’s Road, Sun­der­land, on Mon­day, Novem­ber 5.

“The graf­fiti was re­moved and po­lice are treat­ing the mat­ter as a hate crime.

"We want to re­as­sure the com­mu­nity that hate crime will not be tol­er­ated, and we would en­cour­age any­one with in­for­ma­tion about this in­ci­dent, to con­tact us by call­ing 101 quot­ing log 338 5/11/18."

A smashed win­dow and graf­fiti at An­ware Mad­ina Mosque.

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