A MAN has been arrested on suspicion of throwing a brick and pig's head through the window of former Oldham councillor.

Police confirmed this afternoon they were called to the Burlington Avenue, Coppice home of former Labour man Kaiser Rehman, 34, at 4am on Monday.

A brick was thrown through the front window of the terraced property followed later by the pig's head.

Police say the incident is is being treated as a hate crime.

A police spokesperson said a 39-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of racially aggravated criminal damage and malicious communications. Enquiries are still ongoing.

Detective Chief Inspector James Faulkner, of GMP’s Oldham Division, said: “This was a disgusting crime and there is no place for such offences in Greater Manchester.

“I want to reassure the community that we are doing all we can to bring those responsible to justice as this type of behaviour will not be tolerated.

“I can reveal that we have now arrested one male, however we are still appealing for anyone who may have witnessed or anyone who has any information about this incident to contact us. If you can help our investigation, please get in touch immediately.”

Anyone with any information about the assault should contact police on 0161 856 9014, quoting incident number 0024 of 25/11/19

Information can be also passed anonymously by calling the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.