Two pigs heads left outside UK Muslim school

Police are investigating it as a hate crime

Samuel Osborne
Monday 21 December 2015 22:50
One of the pigs heads was found by the school gates of Markazul Uloom boarding school in Blackburn, the other was thrown over the fence
One of the pigs heads was found by the school gates of Markazul Uloom boarding school in Blackburn, the other was thrown over the fence

Police are investigating a hate crime after two pigs heads were left outside a Muslim school in Lancashire.

One head was thrown over the fence of Markazul Uloom boarding school in Blackburn, while another was found by the school gates.

They are believed to have been left between 5pm on Friday 18 and 8.30am on Saturday, when police were called.

Eating pork is forbidden in Islam.

Chief Inspector Sheena Tattum, of Blackburn Police, told the Lancashire Evening Post: "This is being treated extremely seriously and we understand the concern that incidents like this, while thankfully rare, can cause in the community.

"An investigation is underway to identify those responsible and a team of detectives are carrying out numerous inquiries."

She added: "We have carried out house to house inquiries in the area and done a search through CCTV and we would appeal for anyone who has any information which could assist the investigation to get in touch with us."

Those with information are urged to contact police on 101 quoting crime reference ED1517304 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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