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Alleged mosque vandal in court; CRIME.

Byline: DAVID WALKER

A Moray man has appeared in court after Elgin Mosque was vandalised and daubed with swastikas.

Mark McPherson appeared in private at Elgin Sheriff Court yesterday, accused of malicious mischief and breaching his bail conditions.

The 42-year-old, from Elgin, made no plea or declaration during the private hearing and was released on bail.

His appearance comes after swastikas and offensive words were spray-painted on to the walls of the Elgin and District Islamic Mosque on South Street.

The vandalism, which was spotted at about 11pm on Monday, led to widespread condemnation from local community leaders and First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.

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Publication:The Press and Journal (Aberdeen,Scotland)
Date:May 24, 2019
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