Far Right Activity on Devonshire Road?
Pig's head left on bonnet of car believed to belong to French Embassy
Concerns have been raised about possible far right extremist activity after a pig's head was placed on a car bonnet on a quiet residential street in Chiswick.
The head was spotted by passers by earlier this morning on Devonshire Road.
The car had diplomatic registration plates which suggested that it is driven by someone who works for the French Embassy in London.
Last month two pigs' heads were found hanging at the entrance of a mosque in Montauban southern France. It was the latest in a series of incidents that Muslim leaders in France say reflects rising Islamophobia in the country. The use of a pig's head in this way would usually intend to offend the religious sensibilities of either Muslims or Jews.
Four days ago, Simon Parkes, a former soldier who tied a pig's head to the gates of a Cheltenham mosque was jailed for four months. He had also sprayed racist graffiti during the attack in November 2010.
We contacted the French Embassy for a statement but have yet to receive a reply.
The police were called at approximately 8:15 and officers attended the scene.
Inquiries are underway by the MPS and any witnesses to the incident are asked to contact Hounslow Police via 101. To remain anonymous call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
September 3, 2012