I’m shocked and saddened to hear about the fire at Aylsham Road mosque and community cafe in the early hours of this morning. Police have now confirmed this was an arson attack.
It is heartbreaking that anyone in Norwich would purposely cause such damage and hurt. They don’t represent the majority in our city.
My thoughts are with the Norwich Muslim Community Association; I have reached out to them to offer my help and support wherever it is needed.
Police are keen to hear from anyone who witnessed, or has information about, this attack: contact Sgt Steve Harrowing at Norwich North Safer Neighbourhood Team on 1010 quoting crime reference 36/50641/20