Pig heads with anti-Islam message left at church
The PSNI are investigating after two pig's heads bearing anti-Islamic slogans were left outside St Luke's church on Northumberland Street in north Belfast.
The church, which has been empty since 2006, was being used by a community group over the Halloween period.
The Church of Ireland property is currently up for sale.
It is reported that rumours had been circulating that a Muslim group was interested in buying the property but church wardens say there have been no offers made as yet.
Police were alerted to the grisly discovery at around 10.30 on Saturday morning.
Chief Inspector Gavin Kirkpatrick said: "Officers are currently carrying out enquiries into this incident which must be condemned by all.
"I am appealing to anyone who has any information about this incident to pass that information on to officers at Tennent Street on 101 or to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111."
WARNING GRAPHIC: 2 pigs heads left at a derelict church in west Belfast with racist graffiti against Islam on them. pic.twitter.com/Pa9FjJLWLb— Sara Moore (@saramoore_utv) October 24, 2015
Police at St Luke's church in north Belfast where 2 pigs heads were left with racist graffiti against Islam on them pic.twitter.com/qICTaW8zin— Sara Moore (@saramoore_utv) October 24, 2015