17th Oct, 2017

man arrested over community centre pigs head incident

Solihull Editorial 10th Jun, 2015 Updated: 21st Oct, 2016

OFFICERS investigating the dumping of four pig heads on the doorstep of a Solihull community centre have arrested a man.

The 34-year-old was arrested from an address in The Radleys, Marston Green at around 1am on Wednesday (June 10).

He is currently being held on suspicion of carrying out a religiously aggravated public order offence.

The animals’ remains were left outside the Solihull Community Hub, on Hermitage Road, on April 12, with police alerted to the find by one of the centre’s trustees. It is believed the incident was sparked by a gathering to ‘celebrate the opening’ of the Solihull Masjid (mosque).

Chief Superintendent Alex Murray, from Solihull police station, said: “Solihull has a hard-earned reputation as a place where people from different backgrounds have really strong bonds.

“It is an area where communities are respectful and considerate of one another and when that harmony is disrupted by the actions of an ignorant minority.

“People should rest assured we will take action to ensure justice is served.

“There will be no tolerance of any type of hate crime here in Solihull and we will do all we can to trace anyone we suspect of being involved in it.”

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