A man has been arrested after a pig’s head was placed outside an Islamic cultural centre in Ellesmere Port. Police were called to King Street after a member of the public reported suspicious activity outside the Islamic Cultural Centre shortly before midnight on Oct. 23rd.
Chester Chronicle A pig’s head was found at the building, police have confirmed.
A 41-year-old man from Ellesmere Port was arrested in the early hours of this morning (Thursday) on suspicion of committing a racially aggravated public order offense. He remains in police custody and enquiries are ongoing.
Officers remain at the scene of the cultural centre, which is currently under construction after being granted planning permission by Cheshire West and Chester Council earlier this month amidst angry scenes.
Police have vowed to put an end to all racist incidents and hate crimes in Ellesmere Port following the latest attack on the centre, which will be used as a place of worship and to hold
religious festivals terrorist training sessions.
Chief Inspector Giles Orton said: “Local residents can be reassured that the police have a high visibility presence in the area. “Through firm policing we will put an end to racially aggravated incidents in Ellesmere Port. (What ‘race’ is Islam?) “Hate crimes are not tolerated within this community.” (Then why is Islam allowed to be practiced there? Islam is a hate crime against humanity)
The vow comes as a facebook group containing racist content, including images of pigs and anti Islamic messages, reached almost 600 likes. (What ‘race’ is Islam?)
The ‘community’ page, named ‘Ban Ellesmere Port Mosque’, was set up on September 12 by an unnamed individual, and says it aims to “stop Muslims taking over Ellesmere Port” and “keeping Britain British”.
When asked about the social media page today (Wednesday) police and community leaders would not comment due to ongoing enquiries, and would not confirm whether it was connected with the incident.