Fundraisers behind a mosque that is being built in Lincoln say they have almost raised the full £1.6 million pounds needed to complete the project.
Work is already well underway on Boultham Park Road in the city centre with more than £1.3 million having been raised. The chairman of the Islamic Association, Tanweer Ahmed, says he is hopeful the building could be completed by September with only £280,000 left to find.
Two ex-soldiers who fire-bombed a mosque in revenge for the killing of soldier Lee Rigby were caught on CCTV preparing petrol bombs and throwing them at the building.
Stuart Harness and Gavin Humphries were shown in footage each carrying two home-made petrol bombs from Harness’s home in the town.
Grimsby Crown Court was shown footage from more cameras, which caught them later, launching the bombs at the doors of the Grimsby Islamic Cultural Centre, four days after Fusilier Rigby was killed outside Woolwich Barracks, in London, in May.
Two former soldiers who firebombed a mosque in Grimsby following the murder of soldier Lee Rigby have each been jailed for six years. Stuart Harness, 34, and Gavin Humphries, 37, made petrol bombs and threw them at the Grimsby Islamic Cultural Centre.
They were being filmed on CCTV cameras they thought were turned off. They were jailed by Judge Mark Bury at Hull Crown Court after admitting arson being reckless as to whether life was endangered at an earlier hearing.
A man's been found guilty of helping two former soldiers to fire-bomb a mosque in Grimsby.
25-year-old Daniel Cressey from New Holland in North Lincolnshire was on trial at Grimsby Crown Crown Court. From there Fiona Dwyer reports.
A man has denied aiding and abetting a petrol bomb attack on a mosque in Grimsby carried out in reprisal for the murder of drummer Lee Rigby
Twenty four year old Daniel Cressey from New Holland denied driving Stewart Harness and Gavin Humphreys with four homemade explosives to the mosque on Weelsby Road in Grimsby on the 26th of May. Harness and Humphreys have both pleaded guilty to the attack. The trial continues at Grimsby Crown Court
A man who posted a message on Facebook calling for people to burn down a mosque in Grimsby has been given a suspended jail sentence.
Steven Ballard put the comments online the day after the soldier Lee Rigby was murdered close to his army barracks in London back in May. James Webster has the details.
The City Council of Lincoln says people shouldn't be put off visiting the city tomorrow, despite two planned protests.
The group 'the East Anglian Patriots' are staging a static protest against the building of a mosque in Lincoln, which already has planning permission on this site.
A counter demonstration is also taking place. John Latham of the City of Lincoln Council says shoppers should expect 'business as usual', along with a heavier police presence.
Two former soldiers are appearing in court this lunchtime charged in connection with an alleged petrol bombing of a mosque in Grimsby.
Stuart Harness, 33, and Gavin Humphries, aged 37, are appearing at Grimsby Magistrates' Court today charged with arson with intent to endanger life after the Grimsby Islamic Cultural Centre was attacked.
The centre, on Weelsby Road, was allegedly attacked on Sunday.They've been remanded in custody.