Man, 35, arrested after 2 mosques targeted in East London

A man has been arrested on suspicion of a number of crimes including racially aggravated public disorder, threatening to kill people, and causing criminal damage after two mosques in East London were targeted.

The 35-year-old man was arrested this morning (Monday, April 11). The Met Police confirmed the arrest was made after two “recent incidents” which took place at Mosques in Newham, and involved threats to kill and attempted criminal damage using a plank of wood.

Newham Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) tweeted the following statement this afternoon: “Officers arrested a 35-year-old man this morning on suspicion of racially aggravated public disorder, criminal damage, making threats to kill and attempting to cause criminal damage using a plank of wood.

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“The arrest comes after two recent incidents at mosques in Newham. A Met Police faith officer is working closely with the two mosques as well as the wider community in Newham.”

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