Muslim Graves Damaged at Cemetery

September 29, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

Nearly 40 Muslim graves have been vandalised at a west London cemetery.

Several headstones were damaged or pushed over, and flower pots and ornamental fencing were broken at the cemetery in Bridge Road, Southall.

Most of the vandalism is in the Muslim area of the cemetery, but there is also damage to the Christian area, a Metropolitan Police spokesperson said.

Police are treating the incident as racially motivated, although no-one has been arrested.