Three Kent Mosques Sent Suspicious Letters

3 May 2018, 07:11

Maidstone Mosque

Kent's crime commissioner has told Heart he's appalled after suspicious letters were sent to three mosques.

Two of them received in Maidstone and Canterbury yesterday contained a white power - which wasn't found to be harmful.

A third letter sent to a mosque in Gravesend contained an offensive message.

A police spokesman said: "At 12.23pm officers received a report that a suspicious letter containing white powder had been sent to a mosque in Giles Lane, Canterbury. The area was cordoned off and no injuries were reported. The powder was tested and it transpired to be a harmless substance.

"A similar report was received at 3.10pm at a mosque in Mote Road, Maidstone and that too has been found to contain a harmless substance.

"Officers are also investigating the delivery of an offensive letter to a mosque in Gravesend. No white powder was contained in the letter."

Officers are now trying to work out if the letters are linked.