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Two men charged over separate attacks on mosques

Two men were tonight charged over separate attacks at mosques after Drummer Lee Rigby was murdered by Islamic extremists.

Police in Kent were called to a mosque last night hours the attack in Woolwich, south-east London.

Officers arrested a man and tonight Kent Police said they had charged Andrew John Grindlay, 45 from Rochester, with religiously aggravated criminal damage and burglary.

Also, last night Essex Police arrested a man on suspicion of attempted arson after reportedly walking into a mosque with a knife in Braintree, Essex.

Tonight the force charged 43-year-old Geoffrey Ryan, from Brick Kiln Way, Braintree.

"A smoke device was thrown into the premises. No one was injured," police added.