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Islamophobic graffiti sprayed on Sri Lankan family home in Liverpool

Islamophobic graffiti sprayed on Sri Lankan family home in Liverpool

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Tuesday August 29 2017

Liverpool Echo reports that Islamophobic graffiti was sprayed onto a Sri Lankan family home in Liverpool, with racist messages such as “Allar Akbar” and “pak*” smeared in black paint all over the front of the terraced house.

 

It is believed the house was targeted some time after 10pm on Saturday.

 

The graffiti was whitewashed on Monday while both the upstairs and downstairs windows, which were smashed, were boarded up.

 

The owner of the house said:  “We have been getting the house ready so I can move in with my family.

 

“I have been living in London for 11 years and we are moving here to join my brother.

 

“I’ve never seen anything like this before.

 

“I am very upset and scared now. I have a wife and three young children but we are still going to move in.”

 

Detective Inspector Debbie Tipton said: “We will not tolerate hate crimes being committed against members of our community and everything possible is being done to investigate this incident.

 

“The house that was targeted has just been bought by a Sri Lankan family who already have family living in the area and this incident has occurred before they have even had a chance to move in.

 

“Everyone has the right to live peacefully within their community and to go about their daily lives without harassment from others just because they are perceived to be different. We will take the strongest possible action against those who behaved in this unacceptable way.”

 

Anyone who has information which could help the police with their inquiries is asked to contact detectives on 0151 777 4086 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

 

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