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Damage to a Haverhill community centre was 'religiously aggravated' say police




Police are investigating what it has described as a 'racially or religiously aggravated act of criminal damage' to a gate at a community centre in Haverhill.

The wooden side gate at Bevan House, on the corner of Camps Road and Crowland Road, was reported to police as having been broken at 9.25pm on December 21. No further damage was reported

A police spokesman said the vandalism was "racially or religiously aggravated".

Police, including a forensics unit, at Bevan House, in Haverhill, after it was damaged in an arson attack in November 2019. Picture by Steve Barton
Police, including a forensics unit, at Bevan House, in Haverhill, after it was damaged in an arson attack in November 2019. Picture by Steve Barton

The building is used by the Haverhill Muslim Community Association and in November 2019 it was broken into and a number of items, including Muslim books and prayer mats, were piled up in the middle of the ground floor prayer room and set on fire.

Any witnesses or who knows who was responsible should contact Haverhill police on 101 quoting crime reference 37/73813/20.

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