Essex

Colchester mosque: Man denies threatening call

Colchester Jamiah Mosque Image copyright Google
Image caption Essex police said they were called out by Colchester Jamiah Masjid Mosque on Priory Street

A man has denied making malicious communications after a threatening phone call was made to a mosque.

John Thursting, 18, is accused of making a call to Colchester Jamiah Masjid Mosque on Saturday.

Mr Thursting, of The Green, Tendring, was arrested on Sunday and was remanded in custody to appear at Chelmsford Crown Court on 16 April.

The mosque said it had received messages of support from local people after the Christchurch mosque attack.

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