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Kent Police will continue to provide a high visibility presence and liaise with community groups across the county over the weekend following the incident in Woolwich on Wednesday.
Community Liaison Officers as well as neighbourhood teams have been in regular contact with community groups to keep them updated.
Officers will continue to patrol key locations both on foot and in vehicles over the course of the weekend.
Hampshire County Council has issued a statement following the death of a soldier in Woolwich on Wednesday. Councillor Roy Perry was one of the founding co-chairmen of Hampshire's Interfaith Network.
The councillor added:
Kent Police has confirmed that it is investigating a report of criminal damage at a mosque in Gillingham.
The attack is being treated as racially aggravated and possibly connected to an earlier attack in Woolwich.
It happened at 8.40pm. A man has been arrested. It is believed that a bookcase was smashed.
Kent Police say that although there is no intelligence to suggest any direct threat to anyone living in the county, it has deployed additional resources across the region to provide a presence in potentially vulnerable communities.
Assistant Chief Constable Gary Beautridge said: "We are working with local communities and partners whilst the Metropolitan Police investigate the full circumstances around this incident.
"We are providing high visibility policing in areas across Kent and would appeal for people to stay calm and work with us to ensure the safety of everyone in our county."
Kent Police has revealed that it is providing a visible presence in communities across Kent to ensure that people across the county are safe, following the incident in Woolwich, South East London today.