Peterborough Man Charged With Attempting to Damage Mosque

October 20, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Evening Telegraph

A man from Peterborough accused of a late-night petrol attack on a mosque in Sunderland has been remanded in custody.

Gerald Davies (53), of Palmerston Road, Peterborough, appeared before Sunderland Magistrates' Court yesterday after an incident in the early hours of Friday. He was charged with attempting to damage by fire the mosque in Chester Road, Sunderland, with intent to endanger the lives of members of the Muslim community.

Prosecutor Nicci Horton told the court that the offence was so serious it could only be dealt with at Newcastle Crown Court.