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Man charged after mosque attack

A 53-year-old man has been charged after petrol was thrown at the doorway of a mosque in Wearside.

The man, from Peterborough, is due before magistrates on Monday charged with attempted arson with intent to endanger life with racial aggravation.

The incident happened at a mosque in Chester Road, Sunderland on Friday.

The petrol was not ignited at the building, which was empty and no-one was hurt. The man will appear at Sunderland Magistrates' Court.



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