Man admits scrawling racist graffiti outside Preston mosque

A man appeared in court and admitted offences including daubing racist graffiti outside a mosque in Preston.

By Nicola Adam
Tuesday, 23rd April 2019, 5:24 pm
Updated Tuesday, 23rd April 2019, 7:04 pm
Edgehill admitted scrawling racist graffiti
Edgehill admitted scrawling racist graffiti

Police launched an investigation following 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 Road between April 19 and 21.

Graffiti was also later found on a NHS sign on Watling Street Road.

Gavin Edghill, 47, of Lower Bank Road, Preston, appeared at Preston Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday ( April 23) where he admitted five offences of racially aggravated criminal damage, one offence of racially aggravated public order and a further five offences of criminal damage.

Racist graffiti scrawled at the mosque

He has been remanded in custody pending sentence in May.

Following the conviction a police spokesman said: "Thank-you to everyone in the community for their co-operation and support."