Man Arrested Over Racist Graffiti Reports

22 April 2019, 05:58 | Updated: 22 April 2019, 06:01

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There's been three incidents in Preston over the weekend.

Officers investigating reports of racist graffiti outside a mosque in Preston have arrested a man.
Officers received three separate reports of graffiti of a racist and offensive nature being found written on a gate post outside Masjid E Salaam Mosque on Watling Street between 19th April and 21st April.
Police have been making a number of enquiries throughout the weekend and have this afternoon arrested a man in connection with the investigation.
A 47 year old man from Preston has been arrested on suspicion of racially aggravated criminal damage. He has since been assessed and sectioned under the Mental Health Act.