Thursday, November 29, 2012
Teenager held for throwing ham at mosque
A 16-year-old boy was arrested by police investigating a hate crime after pieces of ham were thrown at a mosque.
The teenager was held on suspicion of a religiously aggravated public order offence by officers called to Broadfield Mosque in Crawley, West Sussex.
Sussex Police said "real anguish and anxiety" was caused to worshippers who witnessed the incident as they left the mosque at around 4pm last Tuesday.
Eating pork and products made from it is strictly forbidden in Islam.
The arrested teenager, who is from the local area, has been freed on police bail pending further inquiries.
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