Gang hurl rocks at Preston mosque

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A gang threw rocks and racially abused a caretaker at a mosque in Preston in broad daylight.

The attack at the Jamea Masjid mosque in Clarendon Street, Avenham happened on Thursday, February 9 at around 4.35pm.

Police inspector Dave Britton said: “A group of people were racially abusing people at the mosque, throwing rocks at a caretaker before running off towards Manchester Road.”

He confirmed that the force was still investigating the matter, taking witness statements and making CCTV inquiries.

Eyewitnesses should call police on 101 with crime reference number SA1701962.