Two arrested after missiles thrown at Newcastle mosque

Two teenagers have been arrested after missiles were thrown at a mosque. Officers were called to the mosque in Malvern Street, Newcastle, late on Sunday night after reports of a group of youths fighting.

A spokesman for Northumbria Police said objects were thrown at the building and a table leg and scaffolding were recovered from the scene. An 18-year-old man and a 16-year-old boy were arrested on suspicion of affray and are being questioned.

BBC News, 8 August 2011

Update:  See also “Appeal for calm after attack on Elswick mosque”, Newcastle Chronicle, 9 August 2011