Milton Keynes mosque fire: Richard Bevington admits arson

Bletchley mosque arsonA man has admitted starting a fire at a mosque in Milton Keynes. Richard Bevington, 30, of North Street, Bletchley, pleaded guilty at Aylesbury Crown Court to arson with intent to endanger life and a racially and religiously-aggravated public order offence.

A fire was started at the back of the mosque on Manor Road, Bletchley, at about 01:00 GMT on 8 March, Thames Valley Police said.

The defendant will be sentenced in May. Bevington also pleaded guilty to two counts of drug possession.

BBC News, 17 March 2014