Vandals Attack St. Augustine Church in Utrecht

Country: Netherlands
Category: Social Hostility / Intolerance
Attack against: Faith
Area of case: Private
Tags: Vandalism (form of hate crime)

December 23, 2016: In the morning of December 23, 2016 a parish employee discovered the locked doors forced open, bibles torn, and the newly-restored processional cross destroyed. The pastor estimates damages in the thousands of euros. Police are investigating.

The church was closed to the public at the time of the incident, due to restoration work.