Two people have been arrested as part of our investigation into an incident in Harberts Road, Harlow.
Emergency services were called to reports of a fire at Northbrooks Mosque shortly after 9.30pm last night, Tuesday 9 August 2023.
Thankfully, there were no reports of any injuries and the actions of firefighters meant damage was contained.
At this stage, the incident is being treated as racially aggravated arson and is being investigated by Harlow CID.
Two teenage boys have been arrested on suspicion of arson and will be questioned throughout today.
As part of our response to that incident, there will be a significant policing presence in the area throughout today.
'All our communities will be supported'
Chief Inspector Paul Austin, Harlow district commander, said:
“I have personally been in consistent contact with faith and community leaders to ensure our communities feel they are safe and are being supported. “There will continue to be a policing presence in the area throughout today and the coming days and I would encourage anyone who has any concerns to please speak with those officers; they are there to help and reassure you.”
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