Man arrested over attack on U.K. mosque

Police said the 43-year-old was held after officers were called to a prayer centre in Silks Way, Braintree

Man arrested over attack on U.K. mosque

World Bulletin/News Desk

The 43-year-old man was arrested outside the mosque in Braintree A man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted arson and possession of an offensive weapon at an Essex mosque, BBC reported.

Police said the 43-year-old was held after officers were called to a prayer centre in Silks Way, Braintree, at 19:25 BST.

On his Twitter account, local MP Brooks Newmark said a man armed with knives and an incendiary device had "attacked" the mosque.

Police said the "full circumstances" were under investigation.

 

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