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Police say ‘disgusting attack’ on Manchester Cathedral was hate crime

todaySeptember 8, 2018 18

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Officers are treating the spraying of abusive graffiti onto the wall of the landmark late on Thursday as a “religiously aggravated attack”.

Chief inspector Cherie Buttle from Greater Manchester Police said: “This is a religiously aggravated attack, which has not only caused damage to a building but has caused upset to those who attend.

 

“The graffiti is beneath a statue at the graffiti and, due to the size of it, someone may have noticed it happening.”

The language used is too offensive to be published. A censored picture published by the Manchester Evening News appeared to show a blasphemous reference to Jesus.

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Police were called to reports of criminal damage at Manchester Cathedral at around 11.45pm on Thursday – the eve of the first Emergency Services Festival of Thanksgiving at the landmark.

Speaking ahead of the event, chief inspector Buttle said: “Hopefully those attending the festival there… will be able to enjoy themselves, despite this disgusting incident.”

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Anyone with information should contact police on 0161 856 3221 quoting reference number 2225 of 06/09/18 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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Police in Manchester are appealing for witnesses following what they have described as a “disgusting attack” on the city’s Gothic cathedral.

Written by: Miriam Emenike

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