Police launch White Powder Probe after Three Kent Mosques Targeted

police launch white powder probe after three kent mosques targeted

Kent police is investigating the possibility that three letters sent to mosques on 2 May 2018 are linked.

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.

Enquiries are on-going.