Masjid e-Salaam, based in Preston, England was subject to a graffiti attack on Friday 19th April 2010.

A 47-year-old man has been arrested in relation to this attack for vandalising the mosque with racist remarks in the form of graffiti. This particular mosque has faced abuse three days in a row- the first act occurred on Good Friday, when abuse was scrawled on the gateposts at the entrance in Watling Street. This was cleaned away before the main prayers but further offensive writing appeared on the following Saturday night and Sunday morning.

Having launched a hate crime investigation, Lancashire Constabulary have arrested a man from Preston on suspicion of racially aggravated criminal damage on Sunday afternoon. The suspect has since been assessed and sectioned under the Mental Health Act

‘There is no place for hate in Lancashire,’ says chief inspector Gary Crowe