Two arrested over pig’s head incident at mosque in Stockport

Greater Manchester police say hate crimes will not be tolerated following the shocking discovery at a place of worship on Battersea Road.

Two men aged 22 and 47 have been arrested after a pig’s head was put on a roof at a mosque in Greater Manchester. Police were called to the mosque on Battersea Road, Stockport, on Friday 9 (December) and have now arrested two men, who remained in custody for questioning on Wednesday.

Detective Inspector Gareth Beasley, of GMP’s Stockport division, said: “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.”

Anyone with information about the incident should contact GMP quoting 3246 09/12/22. Information can also be shared anonymously via the independent charity – Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Greater Manchester Police added hate crime can be reported via calling 101 or online here.