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Man to appear in court over arson attack on mosque

A man is to appear in court charged in connection with an arson attack on a mosque in Manor Road, Bletchley Credit: ITV News Anglia

A man is due to appear in court on Monday 10 March charged in connection with an arson attack on a mosque in Bletchley, Milton Keynes.

Richard Bevington (30), of North Street, Bletchley has been charged with one count of arson with intent to endanger life. He's also been charged with a racially and religiously aggravated public order offence and being in possession of cocaine and cannabis.

Bevington has been held in custody and will appear at Milton Keynes Magistrates' Court.

Police were called to the new Bletchley Mosque in Manor Road in the early hours of Saturday morning. No-one was hurt in the incident.

Man charged after mosque attack

A 30-year-old man will appear in court tomorrow after an arson attack on a mosque in Milton Keynes early yesterday morning (Sat).

Ryan Bevington from North Street in Bletchley has been charged with two counts of arson one racially and religiously aggravated public order offence and possession of Class A and Class B drugs.He has been remanded in custody. No one was hurt in the attack

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Man arrested outside Braintree prayer centre

Essex Police have arrested a man outside a prayer centre in Braintree on suspicion of carrying an offensive weapon and attemped arson.

The 43-year-old was at the prayer centre in Silks Way.

The Braintree MP, Brooks Newmark tweeted that he met Islamic leaders in the area last night and thanked the police for their quick response.

No one was injured during the incident.