Men released without charge after pig’s head tied to gates of Portsmouth Islamic school

A pig's head left tied to the Madani school gate in Portsmouth, with an  obscene message
A pig's head left tied to the Madani school gate in Portsmouth, with an obscene message

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POLICE have confirmed that two men arrested after a pig’s head was tied to the gates of an Islamic school have been released.

Hampshire Constabulary said the men, 22 and 24, were released with no further action.

Messages of support at Madani Academy after somebody tied a pig's head to the school's gates Picture: PompeyPolice

Messages of support at Madani Academy after somebody tied a pig's head to the school's gates Picture: PompeyPolice

The pair had been arrested on suspicion of racially and religiously aggravated intentional harassment or distress by words or writing, a spokeswoman said.

It comes after horrified parents and children arriving at the gates of the Madani Academy in Lake Road, Portsmouth, were confronted with the animal’s severed head.

A Nazi swastika had been drawn on the head, which was discovered cable-tied to the gates in the morning of January 21.

Messages of support at Madani Academy after somebody tied a pig's head to the school's gates Picture: PompeyPolice

Messages of support at Madani Academy after somebody tied a pig's head to the school's gates Picture: PompeyPolice