Appeal: Damage To Cars Parked Near Mosque, Dewsbury Moor

Friday August 20, 2021

Police in Dewsbury are appealing for information following reports of damage to three cars parked outside a mosque.

The Dewsbury Neighbourhood Policing Team would like to speak to anyone who has information about the offence which was reported to have taken place at around 10.30pm on Thursday August 19 outside a mosque on Ravenshouse Road, Dewsbury Moor.

Officers were called at about 10.52pm to a report a caller had heard loud bangs and, after finishing prayers, had come outside the mosque to discover damage to three cars.

Two males described as possibly Asian, tall, slim and wearing dark clothing and balaclava’s were reported to have run away from the scene, according to CCTV recording.

One was said to have run towards Low Road and the other towards the cemetery.

Chief Inspector Alan Travis of Kirklees Police, said: “Officers have attended at the scene of this incident and have recorded three criminal damage offences in which damage has been caused to the windscreens of parked cars.

“We are speaking with victims to gain further details about what happened and are appealing for information from residents.

“We would in particular like to hear from anyone who saw men matching the suspects description fleeing the scene or who has any information at all about what took place.

“Information can be given to the Dewsbury NPT on 101 referencing police log 1756 of August 19 or online at

“It can also be given anonymously to the independent Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.”


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