Man charged with Gillingham mosque attack
- 23 May 2013
- From the section Kent
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."