Pigs Head Left Outside “Unauthorised” Mosque


Police Investigation Opens into Hate Crime

 Police are investigating after four pigs heads were dumped on the doorstep of a new community centre in Solihull.

Officers were called to the old ambulance station on Hermitage Road just after 9.30pm by one of the centre’s trustees, who discovered the heads.


The evening before, windows on the same building were also damaged.

CCTV footage taken from cameras in the area shows one man leaving the heads on the doorstep before driving off in a light coloured saloon car.

A carrier bag which is believed to have been used to carry the meat has been seized by forensic experts and is currently being examined along with other evidence taken from the scene. A number of witnesses have also spoken to local officers.

Chief Superintendent Alex Murray, from Solihull police station, called upon those behind the hate crime to come forward.

“We’ve secured good quality CCTV of the culprits and my detectives are making good progress with the investigation. The forensic evidence we have is also very strong and we expect a result from that in the coming days.

“With this in mind, I would urge those responsible to come forward and put their side of the story to us before we come and knock on their door.”


The incident come after an online petition attacking proposals for the building to be turned into a mosque. Allegations were made by the community around the building said the building was being used as an “unauthorised” mosque, and that was not stated in the proposal submitted to the council.




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