Mosque Targeted in Urine Attack

September 3, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

Shoes, clothes and a carpet in a mosque in Bath were urinated on during prayers, police have said.

Avon and Somerset Police are treating the incident at the mosque on Pierrepont Street as a hate crime.

Younus Alzaabi, who was in the mosque when the crime took place, said: "We were praying at the time and heard shouting. It was distracting."

Ch Supt Olivia Pinkney, of Avon and Somerset Police, added: "This was a disgusting and mindless crime."

Police have released CCTV images of two men they want to speak to in connection with the incident.