Two boys held over attack on Blackley Jewish cemetery

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Vandalised Jewish graves
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Some gravestones were toppled in the attack

Two 13-year-old boys have been arrested after anti-Semitic graffiti and swastikas were daubed over gravestones in a Jewish cemetery in Manchester.

Greater Manchester Police (GMP) called the attack at the cemetery in Rochdale Road, Blackley, "sickening and cruel".

GMP said the boys were arrested on Friday on suspicion of committing a racially-aggravated public order offence.

The boys were released on police bail until 25 July.

In addition to the slogans and graffiti, about 40 headstones were toppled.

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