Teenager accused of Fife mosque ‘hate crime’



A teenager has appeared in court in connection with an alleged hate crime at Dunfermline Central Mosque. 

Charles Johnston (19) is also accused of an arson attack on a hot food take-away shop in Rosyth. 

He is charged with wilful fire-raising, possession of knife in a public place and two offences of breach of the peace. 

He appeared on petition and Dunfermline Sheriff Court. He made no plea, was committed for further examination and remanded in custody. 

Police were called to the mosque in the early hours of 29th April to investigate an alleged hate crime in which bacon was wrapped around door handles. 

Then in the early hours of 18th May the Shalimar kebab shop in Queensferry Road, Rosyth, was targeted with a lit bottle thrown at it.

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