Race attack on Muslim headstones

Twenty-five Muslim headstones have been desecrated in an attack being treated by police as racially-motivated.

Gwent Police are investigating the incident at St Woolos Church, Newport. Police said the headstones in the Muslim area of the graveyard were pushed over on Friday morning, causing “considerable structural damage”.

Officers have stepped up patrols in the area and are contacting relatives. They are also speaking to community leaders to address any possible wider issues.

BBC News, 7 June 2005