Police linking racist vandal attacks in Birmingham

Police are linking two racist vandal attacks in south Birmingham. 

PC Simon Wilson Patrolling the campus of University of Birmingham.Islamaphobic graffiti was daubed on walls at the University of Birmingham in Edgbaston and a mosque in Selly Oak overnight between Friday (16 January) and Saturday (17 January). 

Sergeant Pete Sandhu, responsible for policing in Edgbaston, said: “Mindless hate of this kind has no place in 21st century Birmingham and work is underway to find the person responsible.

“My officers have visited both sites and spoken to a number of people. 

“Evidential photographs have been taken and CCTV which may have captured the vandal is currently being reviewed.”

The graffiti has now been removed from the wall of the old university gym on Edgbaston Park Road and the Jahalabad mosque on Dartmouth Road. Inquiries are ongoing. 

Anyone with information which may help Sgt Sandhu’s investigation should call police on 101. People who don’t want to speak with police officers directly should contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

For more information on hate crime including ways to stay safe and how to report incidents visit: www.report-it.org.uk

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