Probe launched following disorder outside Anderton Park School in Moseley

Written by on May 20, 2019

A POLICE investigation has been launched following disorder outside a primary school in Moseley.

Officers were called to reports of assault and damage outside Anderton Park at 9.30pm on Sunday night.

A group of people went to the school to display posters with messages of love and support following recent tensions around LGBT awareness on the school agenda.

Another group then arrived and eggs were thrown at people and houses.

Officers have been trawling CCTV footage and have spoken to witnesses to take statements.

They are also investigating malicious communications received by the school and looking at video footage posted on social media to see if any other offences have been committed.

Three reports of assault and two of criminal damage have been received by the police.

Ch Supt Kenny Bell, from Birmingham East police, said: “We remain wholly committed to tackling all forms of hate crime – such behaviour is completely unacceptable within our many diverse and multi-cultural communities.

“Officers have been working closely with the school, the local community and the parents over recent months and have policed a number of protests.

“It seems last night’s offences were motivated by hate and we need to get to the bottom of what happened and why.

“We continue to work in partnership with the school and our local communities.

“There will be a visible police presence in the area to offer reassurance to our communities over the coming days.”

Anyone with information about what happened should call police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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