Man in court today on 'religiously aggravated' charge

Mosque
The mosque in Gillingham Credit: Meridian

A man will appear before magistrates today charged with religiously aggravated criminal damage and burglary. It follows an incident at a mosque in Canterbury Street, Gillingham. The man has been named as Andrew John Grindlay, 45, from Rochester.

Kent Police say they have an increased amount of officers around the county following the incident in Woolwich on Wednesday, May 22 , which the Metropolitan Police are investigating. There are extra patrols in 'potentially vulnerable' communities.

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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.