Manchester Catherdal has been the victim of a graffiti attack which police are treating as a hate crime.
The graffiti, which is in the process of being removed, was discovered late last night
This is being treated as a hate crime and enquiries are ongoing.
Chief Inspector Cherie Buttle of GMP’s City of Manchester Division, said: “This is a religiously aggravated attack, which has not only caused damage to a building but has caused upset to those who attend.
“The graffiti is beneath a statue at the graffiti and, due to the size of it, someone may have noticed it happening.
“Hopefully those attending the festival there today will be able to enjoy themselves, despite this disgusting incident.”
Anyone with information should contact police on 0161 856 3221 quoting reference number 2225 of 06/09/18 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.