Homophobic vandals target Wigan woman’s home for second time with abusive graffiti in ‘hate crime’

By Tim Hyde

Homophobic graffiti vandals targeted a Wigan woman’s home with abusive messages this week for a second time – in what is being treated as a ‘hate crime’ by police.

Offenders covered the windows on the front door of the home and smeared homophobic words on the living room windows using a paint brush.

The attack occurred between 3am and 8.30am on Monday at the victim’s home on Rivington Avenue in Golborne.

Police Constable Lawrence McDonald based at Leigh Police Station said: “The victim is obviously upset to wake up and find her home has been damaged.

“Some of the graffiti was homophobic and we are treating this as a hate crime.”

The homeowner was victim to a similar attack in June this year.

Police Constable McDonald is urging anyone with information to come forward.

You can contact police on 0161 856 7299 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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