Police are appealing for information after a pig’s head was thrown through the window of a family home in Oldham on Saturday night.
A brick was thrown at the living room window of the Chapel Road house around 10pm and the pig’s head was then thrown through the smashed window and into the room where a young boy was sat at the time.Although he was not injured he was understandably frightened.
From enquiries so far officers have established that a Vauxhall Corsa pulled up on the road with three men inside.
One of the men got out of the back seat and then threw the brick and the pig’s head at the window. He then ran back to the car which drove off.
He is described as about 18-years-old and was wearing a black hoody that was pulled up over his head.
Detective Chief Inspector Chris Downey, from Oldham CID, said: “This was a disgusting act against an innocent family who have lived in this community for years and were enjoying being at home together on a quiet Saturday night.
“We are treating this appalling incident as a hate crime and are doing everything we can to find those responsible. No one should be made to feel scared in their own home.
“The family were extremely shook up by this and we have been out to see them to offer assurance that we will do everything in our power to track the offenders down.
“Neighbours and the community as a whole have been extremely supportive and I want to thank them for this.
“We have spoken to residents, carried out forensic work and have been reviewing CCTV, while officers will continue patrols in the area.
“I would ask anyone who knows anything about this attack to please call us.
“Maybe you saw the car in the area around that time? Any information you have, even if you think it is just a tiny detail, could really help us.”