Pig's Head Found Outside South Wales Mosque

September 23, 2006

Source: BBC News


On September 23, 2006 BBC News reported, "A pig's head was found dumped outside a mosque in south Wales hours before the holy festival of Ramadan began, police have said.

It was discovered outside the Jamia Mosque in Newport at 2230 BST on Saturday, 23 September.

Gwent Police were called to the scene and have begun a hate crime inquiry to identify the culprit in what is being seen as 'premeditated' attack.

In the Islamic faith the pig is considered an unclean animal.

Gwent Police's Divisional Commander for Newport, Kevin Price, said: 'We are working with the Muslim community to try and find out who would have been in the street that night when the pig's head was placed at the mosque.'"