Two arrested following alleged racist assault outside Walsall mosque
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Thursday June 15 2017
The Birmingham Mail reports that two men have been arrested following an alleged hate crime at a Walsall mosque on Tuesday night.
The incident is alleged to have occurred at the Jamia Masjid Ghausia Mosque, also known as Walsall Central Mosque, in Birchills Street on Tuesday 13 June.
The two men, aged 18 and 24, were arrested by police on suspicion of racially aggravated assault. They remain in police custody while investigations continue.
Sergeant Craig Bathgate from West Midlands Police said, “West Midlands Police stands together with all communities in the UK and we will take action against any criminal behaviour which seeks to undermine society, especially where crimes are motivated by hate.
“We would encourage anyone who is suffering from hate crime, to report the matter to us – we will take it seriously.”
Hate crime can be reported by contacting police on 101. In an emergency situation always contact 999.