Two men arrested after fire attack on mosque

Two 19-year-old men were arrested yesterday after an arson attack on the Newham North Islamic and Muslim Centre in Forest Gate, east London. Avtar Singh, of Forest Gate, and Sahindarel Singh Sharma, of Plaistow, were due to appear at Newham West magistrates' court today. Two petrol-filled milk bottles were thrown at the building. It was the first attack on a mosque in the wave of attacks on Asian places of worship following the communal violence in India.

A temple inside a Hindu community centre in Peterborough was badly damaged when the centre was broken into yesterday.