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UK: Five Birmingham mosques vandalised with sledgehammer overnight01:15

UK: Five Birmingham mosques vandalised with sledgehammer overnight

United Kingdom, Birmingham
March 21, 2019 at 14:12 GMT +00:00 · Published

Five mosques in Birmingham were targeted by at least one man with a sledgehammer in the early hours of Thursday morning.

A man reportedly smashed windows at the mosques across the city, which has one of the largest Muslim populations in the UK, as captured on CCTV at the Witton Islamic Centre in Aston at 01:30 GMT .

The Home Secretary Sajid Javid called the vandalism "deeply concerning and distressing".

A Labour Party Councillor, Majid Mahmood, posted footage of the clean up operation on Twitter along with a message: "I said last week that Muslims were afraid after the terrorist attacks in #ChristChurch. We need support in Brum [Birmingham]."

West Midlands Police said it was yet to establish a motive and officers from its Counter Terrorism Unit were investigating.

Mandatory credit: Cllr Majid Mahmood

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Five mosques in Birmingham were targeted by at least one man with a sledgehammer in the early hours of Thursday morning.

A man reportedly smashed windows at the mosques across the city, which has one of the largest Muslim populations in the UK, as captured on CCTV at the Witton Islamic Centre in Aston at 01:30 GMT .

The Home Secretary Sajid Javid called the vandalism "deeply concerning and distressing".

A Labour Party Councillor, Majid Mahmood, posted footage of the clean up operation on Twitter along with a message: "I said last week that Muslims were afraid after the terrorist attacks in #ChristChurch. We need support in Brum [Birmingham]."

West Midlands Police said it was yet to establish a motive and officers from its Counter Terrorism Unit were investigating.

Mandatory credit: Cllr Majid Mahmood