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The arrests relates to a hate crime incident that occurred outside a place of worship on Battersea Road, Stockport on Friday 9 December 2022.
Today (Friday 16 December 2022), at around 10:20am, a 32-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of stirring up racial hatred. He remains in custody for questioning.
The arrest relates to a hate crime incident that occurred outside a place of worship on Battersea Road, Stockport on Friday 9 December 2022.
The two men, aged 22 and 47, have already been arrested and released on conditional bail.
Detective Inspector Gareth Beasley of GMP’s Stockport division said: "Hate crimes are abhorrent and have no place in civil society.
"Today’s action sends a clear message that GMP will leave no stone unturned in order to hold those responsible for such offences to account and demonstrates to our communities that hate crime will never be tolerated."
Hate crime can take many different forms – violence, offensive letters, damage to your property etc, but none of it is acceptable. If you or someone you know has been a victim of hate crime, we encourage you not to suffer in silence and report it to the police or a support agency so you can get the help and support available.
Anyone with information about this incident should contact GMP quoting 3246 09/12/22. Information can also be shared anonymously via the independent charity – Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Greater Manchester Police stands together against hate crime. We all have a right to live without fear, hostility, and intimidation from others because of who we are. @gmvictims offers help and support to those who have been victim of hate crime. You can report hate crime via 101 or online. Home | Greater Manchester Police (gmp.police.uk). Always call 999 in an emergency