4 Mosques in London come under attack linked with anti Muslim hate crime
ISLAMABAD - A man with a sledgehammer targeted four mosques in Birmingham in a string of attacks which appear to have been linked.
Reports of a man smashing windows with the tool on Birchfield Road were received at 02:30 GMT, police said.
Officers were then alerted to a similar attack on Slade Road, Erdington, about 45 minutes later, reported *BBC* link.
The damage is being linked to further attacks on mosques in Aston and Perry Barr, West Midlands Police said. The force has yet to establish a motive.
Officers from its Counter Terrorism Unit are investigating.
A spokesperson for Witton Islamic Centre on Witton Road, Aston, said CCTV captures a man smashing windows at about 01:30.
“The whole of the front windows, about six, were smashed,” he said.
“Because of the force he used it’s gone through the windows and into the mosque itself”.