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An investigation has been launched after a mosque was vandalised. Police were called to Astley Street in Bolton this morning after a mosque and a car were daubed with offensive slogans.
Peter Clarke, who led the investigation into the 7/7 London bombings, said that if the Woolwich attackers did turn out to be acting alone, it showed the difficulty the security services faced in trying to stop them.
"An attack like this doesn't need sophisticated fund raising and sophisticated communications or planning," he told Reuters. "It can be organised and then actually delivered in a moment."
Mark Bridger, the man accused of murdering April Jones, told the jury he had images of youngsters on his computer because he was researching the development of his own children.
On claims Bridger was researching child development, the prosecution said: "You are advancing a complete fantasy."
The prosecution also read out some of the searches the defendant did on his computer - some relate to naked children.
2/2 Extra patrols at key locations such as religious venues, transport hubs&busy areas. Meetings with local community leaders&other partnersFrom @metpoliceuk on Twitter:
Pleased our Armed Forces will still be wearing their uniform in public. We should all be proud of our troops and not hide them away.From @Nigel_Farage on Twitter:
The two suspects under arrest for the alleged murder of a soldier in London were known to the security services, ITV News understands. Properties in Saxilby in Lincolnshire and Greenwich in south-east London have been searched by officers.
ITV News reporter Sejal Karia reports:
The Mayor of London has tweeted a picture of him and the Prime Minister meeting community leaders in Woolwich.
Boris Johnson tweeted: "Earlier today, I met with community leaders in Woolwich alongside David Cameron and local MP Nick Raynsford.
"Clear and overwhelming message from the community meeting - London won't be divided by this sickening atrocity."