Hog Roast Revellers Left Pig's Head on Car
No racist element to Devonshire Road incident say police
Chiswick police believe that the pig's head that was left on the bonnet of a car on Sunday night (2nd September) was placed there by revellers at a hog roast at a nearby pub.
A police spokesman said, "The pig's head was taken by a person or persons attending an event in the street. We believe that the car was chosen at random as it just happened to be parked nearby."
Witnesses who had been at the hog roast at the Duke of York pub informed the police after recognising the number '4' which had been marked on the head.
Police spoke to the victim and were told that there was no damage done to the car which belonged to an employee of the French embassy.
The police say they believe there was no racist element to the incident. The owner of the car was not Jewish or Muslim. Initially concerns had been raised that there might be some connection with recent incidents in France and England in which pig's heads had been left by extremists at mosques.
No arrests have been made at this stage and enquiries continue.
Any witnesses to the incident are asked to contact Hounslow Police via 101. To remain anonymous call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
September 6, 2012