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Vandals spray offensive graffiti on Sunderland mosque

Anware Madina Mosque Image copyright Google
Image caption The graffiti has now been removed from the Anware Madina Mosque

Vandals who sprayed graffiti and smashed windows at a Sunderland mosque are being sought by police.

The attack on Anware Madina Mosque, off St Mark's Road, in the Millfield area, is being treated as a hate crime by Northumbria Police.

Various "offensive" slogans were sprayed onto a door on Monday, reports said. Police said they have since been removed.

Police have also appealed for witnesses as part of their investigation.

A spokeswoman said: "We want to reassure the community that hate crime will not be tolerated, and we would encourage anyone with information to contact us."

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