EDL member admits spray paint attack on mosque

A member of the English Defence League has admitted taking part in a spray paint attack on a mosque. Charlotte Davies, 19, will plead guilty to conspiracy to commit racially aggravated criminal damage.

She travelled from her home in Irving Path, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, to Durham Crown Court where she indicated she admitted her part in the graffiti attack in November. The Nasir Mosque in Hartlepool, a shop and a guest house were sprayed.

The plea was not formally entered although the case was adjourned for a pre-sentence report to be carried out and she will be sentenced in October.

Anthony Smith, 24, of Neptune Way, Easington Colliery, County Durham, and Steven Vasey, 32, of Prior’s Grange, Pittington, County Durham, are accused of the same offence and they will enter pleas next Friday.

Northern Echo, 19 August 2011