Christchurch Islamic Centre vandalised

A vandalism spree at the Christchurch Islamic Centre is not believed to be racially-motivated.

Representatives of the Lincoln Rd centre contacted police today after finding the premises had been entered and damaged.

Sergeant Todd Webley of Christchurch Police says there is no indication at this stage that the break-in was racially motivated. “There are no slogans or messages, or anything that suggests a racial or cultural motivation for the break-in.

“It has all the hallmarks of an opportunistic burglary, and an initial scene examination suggests the offenders may have gained entry through an insecure window.”


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