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Man held after graffiti sprayed on mosque

The vandalism at Elgin Mosque happened at around 11pm on Monday.

Police have arrested a 42-year-old man (David Cheskin/PA)
Police have arrested a 42-year-old man (David Cheskin/PA)

A man has been arrested after offensive graffiti was sprayed on a mosque in Moray.

The vandalism at Elgin Mosque happened at around 11pm on Monday and included a swastika being painted on to the building.

Police Scotland, who earlier issued an appeal for information, said a 42-year-old man has been arrested.

In a statement, the force said: “Thank you to those who have assisted with our investigation so far.”

Moray MSP Richard Lochhead said people in the area were appalled by the incident.

He said: “I commend the swift action of the public and police in Moray following the attack on the Elgin Mosque that has resulted in a huge community response and now a man being apprehended.”

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