Kent

Man charged with Gillingham mosque attack

  • 23 May 2013
  • From the section Kent
Gillingham mosque
Image caption The mosque in Canterbury Street, Gillingham, was damaged on Wednesday night

A man has been charged with attacking a mosque in Kent.

The mosque, in Canterbury Street, Gillingham, was damaged on Wednesday night, following the death of a soldier - Drummer Lee Rigby - in Woolwich.

A 42-year-old man from Rochester is accused of religiously-aggravated criminal damage and burglary.

Medway Council said it had met with members of the Muslim community and police to reassure them following the alleged incident.

Councillor David Parr said: "Following the awful events that happened in Woolwich yesterday Medway Council and Kent Police have this afternoon held a meeting with members of the local Muslim community to offer reassurance that we are all working together to maintain a safe environment."

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