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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Armed siege around property began just after 4pm this afternoon. A man, reported to be aged 72, is in the building and said to be armed