In Gwent, Muslim Graves Desecrated

June 7, 2005

Source: BBC News

On June 7, 2005 BBC News reported, "Twenty-five Muslim headstones have been desecrated in an attack being treated by police as racially-motivated.

Gwent Police are investigating the incident at St Woolos Church, Newport.

Police said the headstones in the Muslim area of the graveyard were pushed over on Friday morning, causing 'considerable structural damage.'

Officers have stepped up patrols in the area and are contacting relatives. They are also speaking to community leaders to address any possible wider issues."