Nazi race hate attack: Boy, 13, charged with criminal damage after Jewish cemetery in Blackley targeted

A 13-year-old boy has been charged in connection with the anti-Semitic attack on a Jewish cemetery in north Manchester last month.

The teenager, who cannot be named for legal reasons, has been charged with criminal damage and will next appear before Manchester and Salford Youth Court on August 8.

A second 13-year-old boy remains on bail until Wednesday July 30.

More than 60 graves were damaged in the race hate attack at the Jewish Cemetery, Rochdale Road, Blackley, on June 22.

Many headstones were pushed over and covered in Nazi swastikas and anti-Semitic race slogans in an attack described as ‘sickening and cruel’ by Greater Manchester Police.

The damage amounted to an estimated £60,000, with around 100 people taking part in a clean-up operation the following week.

Anyone with information should call police on 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

Image courtesy of Mark Healey, with thanks.

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