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Man sought for breaking into mosque and urinating on premises

Man sought for breaking into mosque and urinating on premises

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Friday September 26 2014

The Blackpool Gazette reports on the release of CCTV footage by Blackpool Police of a man wanted in connection with a religiously aggravated criminal damage incident at a local mosque.

CCTV footage issued by the police shows a group of men entering the mosque grounds through a gate. One of the men is seen forcing entry into the mosque via a side door. He is shown walking around rooms in the mosque and urinating in the reception area before exiting.

The incident happened after 11pm on Friday 12 September.

PC Paul Michael, of Blackpool Police, said: “We are keen to speak to the man pictured in connection with our inquiries and I would urge anyone with information that could help us with our investigations to contact police on 101 quoting AM1410823.”

This is not the first time the Revoe Street mosque and Islamic centre has been targeted in a hate crime. In November 2013, a pig’s head was thrown onto the mosque’s grounds.


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