Neath mosque accused in court

A 21 year-old man has appeared in court charged with attacking a husband and wife after allegedly vandalising a mosque in Neath.

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Man appears in court after mosque incident

The incident happened at a mosque in Tonna Credit: ITV News

A 21-year-old man has appeared at Swansea Magistrates Court court after an incident at a mosque near Neath yesterday morning. Steven John Davies, who lives in Tonna, is charged with racially aggravated assault and damage.

South Wales Police says that a number of windows were smashed at the mosque and a woman and a man assaulted. Davies will next appear at court in ten days time.

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Council blasts "vicious and hateful" attack at Neath mosque

The incident happened in the early hours of Friday morning

"Such vicious and hateful attacks are entirely at odds with the views of the wider community and I would like to commend the members of the public who intervened and informed the Police" says Cllr Peter Rees, Deputy Leader of Neath Port Talbot Council

"I intend to visit the leaders of the Mosque, to offer the full support of the Council to the Imam and the community that the Mosque serves.”

Windows were smashed and two people were assaulted

Man arrested on suspicion of damage and assault at Neath mosque

South Wales Police have arrested a 21-year-old man on suspicion of criminal damage and assault after an incident at a Neath mosque in the early hours of Friday morning.

A number of windows on the building were smashed, and a 44-year-old woman and a 48-year-old man were assaulted.

The man, who police say lives locally, remains in custody while an investigation is carried out.

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