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Attack on Essex mosque

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

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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.

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