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Wednesday, 22 May 2013
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A man has been arrested on suspicion of racially aggravated criminal damage over an attack on a mosque in Gillingham tonight.
Kent Police said officers are providing a visible presence in communities across Kent after a man was murdered in a suspected terrorist attack in Woolwich, south London, today.
It has been reported that display cabinets at a mosque in Gillingham were smashed earlier this evening.
Police confirmed they were called to a report of criminal damage at a religious building in Canterbury Street, Gillingham at 8.40pm.
Officers arrested a man at 8.44pm on suspicion of racially aggravated criminal damage.
One witness reported that a man ran in to the mosque and started smashing up windows and bookcases.
Braintree man arrested after 'attack on mosque'
A man has been arrested in connection with an alleged attack on a mosque in Braintree this evening.
Officers responded to reports of a man in possession of a knife outside the centre in Silks Way at around 7.15pm.
An Essex Police spokesman said a 43-year-old was detained on suspicion of possession of an offensive weapon and attempted arson and remains in custody.
No one was injured.
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