Man charged with arson at mosque - Milton Keynes


Thames and Chiltern Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has authorised officers from Thames valley Police to charge a man with in connection with arson at a mosque.

Richard Bevington, aged 30, of North Street, Bletchley, Milton Keynes, has been charged with arson with intent to endanger life, arson reckless as to whether life be endangered, racially and religiously aggravated section 5 public order, possession of class A drugs (cocaine), and possession of a class B drug (cannabis).

Adrian Foster, Chief Crown Prosecutor for Thames and Chiltern Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said: "Following an investigation by Thames Valley Police, a file was forwarded to us to consider whether any criminal charges could be brought against Richard Bevington.

"Having carefully reviewed all of the available evidence, Thames and Chiltern CPS authorised officers from Thames Valley Police to charge the man with arson and other offences.

"The charges are in connection with an arson, which occurred at a mosque in Bletchley.

"The decision to charge was taken in accordance with the Code for Crown Prosecutors."

Richard Bevington has been remanded in police custody to appear at Milton Keynes Magistrates' Court today, Monday, 10 March 2014.