Man arrested for vandalising a garden at local mosque

Police have arrested a man in a case of vandalism at a mosque in west London after a man called to say he was the victim of a hate crime.

The call came to police on Saturday and the man was arrested on suspicion of racially aggravated harassment.

The 48-year-old, from West London, was arrested at the mosque in Hackney, north-west London, and is due to appear in magistrates court on Monday.

A police spokeswoman said: “An individual was arrested in the area of Hackney High Street and West London Bridge shortly before 10am on Saturday morning on suspicion, under section 5 of the Terrorism Act 2000, of a racially aggravated hate crime.””

We condemn the hate crime and are grateful that the police have been able to act swiftly to arrest the individual in the early hours of this morning.”

A police spokeswoman said: “An individual was arrested in the area of Hackney High Street and West London Bridge shortly before 10am on Saturday morning on suspicion, under section 5 of the Terrorism Act 2000, of a racially aggravated hate crime.”