Police investigate attack on Essex mosque

Just hours after the horrific murder of a soldier in London, a man has been arrested in Essex for an attack on an Islamic prayer centre.

Police had issued a warning against reprisals, after Drummer Lee Rigby was attacked by two men with knives in Woolwich.

Muslim leaders have condemned their actions, but last night a 43-year-old man was arrested in Braintree, on suspicion of carrying an offensive weapon and attempted arson.

No one was injured but Essex police are investigating whether this was a revenge attack.

Click below to watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Tom Barton:

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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.