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Businessman’s shop sign defaced with “grotesque Isis style sticker”

Businessman’s shop sign defaced with “grotesque Isis style sticker”

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Wednesday May 11 2016

The Ledbury Reporter covers an investigation launched by Gloucestershire police after a shop’s sign bearing the Turkish flag was vandalised in a suspected “racially aggravated” incident.
Police believe the incident occured sometime between 9am and 6pm on Friday May 6 in The Shambles in Newent, Gloucestershire.
The Gloucester Citizen provides further details on the act of vandalism. The local paper states the sign at the shop was defaced with “a grotesque Isis-style sticker” stuck over a Turkish flag which features on the sign in The Shambles.
The sticker also bore “a cartoon picture of man engaged in a sex act with a goat, with writing in the style of the terrorist group [Isis]”.
The paper notes that the sign was so baldly damaged it will require replacement. The business man who owns the shop where the sign was displayed told the paper he wanted “to draw a line” under the incident.
District councillor Len Lawton said: “I think it’s very sad that any individuals can do something so mindless as this.
“The community should turn its back on them. I feel sorry for the business and the owner, who is a lovely man, that such intolerance and ignorance exists here.”
Gloucestershire police are appealing for information in connnection with the incident. Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 quoting incident 116 of May 7.

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