Man Arrested for Graffiti on Churches, Gravestones, and Peace Pagoda

Country: United Kingdom

Date of incident: April 2, 2018

After graffiti appeared across Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire from February 21st and April 2nd, police arrested a 34-year-old man in connection with the incidents. Graffiti painted in red included messages such as "Allah reigns" on a church, "kill all white scum" on the famous Willen Peace Pagoda, and "evil white failures" and "rape and replace" on a memorial in a graveyard.

The church of Mary Magdalene in Willen and the churchyard of St Peter and St Paul in Newport Pagnell were among those affected by the graffiti that appeared in the Milton Keynes area.

Of the vandalism on the memorial in the graveyard, a priest commented, "It's quite unusual and it's virulence -- it's quite unusual too. This isn't just people spraying the names of their lovers with a heart on, or a football team or something like that; it's quite unpleasant stuff and a bit racist and violent in its intent, and I think that is what shocked and upset quite a lot of people."

The suspect was detained under the Mental Health Act.

Soures: BBC, itv, MK Citizen, and MK Citizen 
Photo by Michael Brace, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0