DETECTIVES are investigating how a pig’s head came to be left outside an under-construction mosque in Ellesmere Port.
Police found it shortly before midnight on Wednesday, October 22 after receiving reports of two men acting suspiciously on King Street, where an Islamic Cultural Centre is being developed.
A 41-year-old man and a 33-year-old man have been arrested and bailed in connection with the incident but detectives are keen to find out how the pig’s head was obtained.
Chief Inspector Giles Orton, who leads the Ellesmere Port and Neston Policing Team said: “We take incidents of this nature extremely seriously and will not tolerate hate crime within the community.
“As part of our ongoing investigation, our officers are conducting enquiries with local businesses to discover where the pig′s head might have come from.
“We are also appealing to anyone from the local community who may know how the pig′s head was obtained to please contact us.
“Anyone who has any information which may assist with our enquiries is urged to contact Cheshire Police on 101. Information can also be left anonymously, via Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111.”