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Hundreds attend tea party at bacon-attacked Bristol mosque

Jamia Mosque in Totterdown
Image caption Tea, cakes and biscuits were handed out to hundreds of people at the Jamia Mosque in Totterdown

Hundreds of people have been to a tea party at a Bristol mosque, which had bacon sandwiches thrown at it last week.

Jamia Mosque in Totterdown opened its doors to thank the local community for its support following the attack.

At one point more than 200 people queued outside to get into the party.

Secretary Zahir Shabir said he was overwhelmed: "A week ago we experienced shock, anxiety and fear, a week on we feel cuddled by love and blessings."

Image caption At one point there were more than 200 people were in the queue outside

Mr Shabir said there had been hundreds of "heart warming" messages of support from the community.

"We hope this will be a positive experience...today is about the positive nature you can feel in this room," he added.

Image caption Members of the mosque said they were overwhelmed by the support of the community

Two women and a man have been charged with a racially-aggravated public order offence in connection with the alleged offences.

Another man has been charged with a racially-aggravated public order offence.

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