Anti-mosque slogan removed

A sheet daubed with an anti-mosque slogan has been hung from a bridge over a main road. Police removed the sheet from a bridge over the A39 which read: “No mosques wanted here”. The sign was placed on a bridge near Carnon Downs in West Cornwall. The sign is thought to be in response to plans to convert a nearby derelict Methodist chapel into an Asian community centre.

Last month we reported how a pig’s head attached to a cross was nailed to the door of the chapel in Quenchwell Road and racist graffiti were scrawled on walls. Police said yesterday that displaying a sign was not an offence in itself but they are examining the sheet for any links to the attacks on the chapel.

Cornish Guardian, 11 July 2008