The Aylsham Road mosque, formerly the Edward VIIth public house – photo © Julian Swainson



Police investigating an arson attack at a mosque in Norwich have made an arrest.

The incident happened in the early hours of Monday 27 July at the former King Edward VII pub on Aylsham Road which is currently being converted into a mosque. A fire was started in an outbuilding causing damage.

Following enquiries, officers arrested a 54-year-old man in Norwich on Friday night (14 August) on suspicion of arson. The man was taken to Wymondham Police Investigation Centre for questioning and later released on bail until 11 September while enquiries continue.

Anyone with information concerning the incident should Sgt Jon Church at the Norwich North Safer Neighbourhood Team on 101 quoting crime reference 36/50641/20. Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.