Five mosques vandalised in Birmingham | #TheCube

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By Matthew Holroyd, Rosie Wright
Five mosques vandalised in Birmingham | #TheCube

UK police have launched an investigation after five mosques were attacked in Birmingham.

At least one of the mosques was reportedly vandalised with a sledgehammer, according to a statement released by West Midlands Police.

West Midlands Counter Terrorism Unit are also investigating, and authorities are treating the incidents as linked.

No arrests have been made, while forensic officers are examining CCTV in the areas affected.

Neighbourhood officers are working closely with mosques around the West Midlands.

Local Labour Party Councillor Majid Mahmood tweeted images from the scene.

The attacks come just six days after 50 people were killed in a terrorist attack on two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand.

West Midlands Police Chief Dave Thompson said: "Since the tragic events in Christchurch, New Zealand, officers and staff from West Midlands Police have been working closely with our faith partners across the region to offer reassurance and support at mosques, churches and places of prayer.”

"At difficult times like this, it is incredibly important that everyone unites against those who seek to create discord, uncertainty and fear in our communities.”

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