Man charged in connection with graffiti outside mosque

Monday, April 22, 2019

Officers investigating reports of racist graffiti outside a mosque in Preston have charged a man.

We received three separate reports of graffiti of a racist and offensive nature being found written on a gate post outside Masjid E Salaam Mosque on Watling Street Road between 19th April and 21st April.

Graffiti was also later found on a NHS sign on Watling Street Road.

Police have today charged a man in connection with the investigation.

Gavin Edghill, 47, of Lower Bank Road, Preston has been charged with four counts of racially aggravated criminal damage and one count of racially aggravated public order.

He has been remanded in custody and will appear before Preston Magistrates’ Court tomorrow morning (23 April).

Thank you to everyone who shared our appeals.

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