Man held after graffiti sprayed on mosque
The vandalism at Elgin Mosque happened at around 11pm on Monday.
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.”