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Kent mosque: police on patrol

Extra patrols are on the streets of Kent tonight after a Mosque in Medway was vandalised. It happened hours after the murder of a soldier in London.

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Gillingham MP calls for calm after mosque vandalism

MP for Gillingham and Rainham, Rehman Chishti MP said: "I condemn this wicked and vicious attack on a soldier in Woolwich.

"Whilst we do not yet fully know whether the incident at the mosque in Gllingham was motivated by this, I appeal for calm.

"We should not let this horrific attack in Woolwich divide our community and drive us apart. A callous act of two individuals does not in any way represent the views of the many from all different communities.

"Medway's diverse community has integrated well over many decades and I know that will remain the case. Those individuals responsible for this callous murder should face the severest sentence possible from our courts."

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