Three arrests have been made after a pig’s head was thrown on the roof of a mosque in Stockport on December 9.
Greater Manchester Police described the incident, which occurred at the Heatons Muslims Community Trust (HMCT), as a “hate crime.”
Yesterday, at around 10:20am, a 32-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of stirring up racial hatred. He remains in custody for questioning.
Two men, aged 22 and 47, have already been arrested and released on conditional bail.
Detective Inspector Gareth Beasley of GMP’s Stockport division said yesterday: “Hate crimes are abhorrent and have no place in civil society.
“Today’s action sends a clear message that GMP will leave no stone unturned in order to hold those responsible for such offences to account and demonstrates to our communities that hate crime will never be tolerated.”
Greater Manchester Police added: “We all have a right to live without fear, hostility, and intimidation from others because of who we are. @gmvictims offers help and support to those who have been victim of hate crime. You can report hate crime via 101 or online. Home | Greater Manchester Police (gmp.police.uk). Always call 999 in an emergency
“Anyone with information about this incident should contact GMP quoting 3246 09/12/22. Information can also be shared anonymously via the independent charity – Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”