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Saturday, 28 June 2014
Sickening Nazi graffiti attack on headstones at Jewish cemetery
Two boys, aged 13, have been questioned by police after swastikas were scrawled on headstones and others were toppled and smashed.
Two teenagers have been arrested following an anti-Semitic rampage at a Jewish cemetery.
Dozens of headstones were knocked over and smashed and others were daubed with vile graffiti including Nazi swastikas at the graveyard in north Manchester.
Two boys, aged 13, were questioned by police yesterday on suspicion of committing a racially-aggravated public order offence. They have been bailed until July 25, pending further inquiries,.
Officers from Greater Manchester Police have branded the attack, at the graveyard in Rochdale Road, Blackley, "sickening" and "the ultimate act of disrespect".
Inspector Mike Reid, of Great Manchester Police, said: “As you might expect this crime caused an outcry within the local community.
“Residents have been fully supportive and cooperative of our investigation and as a direct result of their assistance we have been able to make these two arrests.
“I want to stress that his investigation is at an early stage and we of course continue to appeal to anyone with information about those responsible for this appalling crime to call us.
“Such mindless criminal damage will not be tolerated in our communities and our aim is to ensure those responsible are identified, charged and brought to justice in due course.”
Bernard Freeman, from Crumpsall, was devastated to find his mother, Martha’s headstone toppled over.
Bernard, 88, told the Manchester Evening News: “It makes me feel very sad and angry. To come here and find it like this, it is diabolical. For any graveyard, this type of thing should never happen.”
Greater Manchester’s police and crime commissioner Tony Lloyd condemned the attack, which is believed to have taken place sometime between 4pm on June 22 and 3.30pm the following day, as ‘incomprehensible’.
He said: “The desecration of any grave goes against all of the values of decency that our society is based on. It is a violation which has been motivated by hatred; it is the ultimate act of disrespect.”