Grimsby Islamic Cultural Centre attack: Third man charged

Grimsby Islamic Cultural Centre arsonA third man has been arrested in connection with the petrol-bomb attack on Grimsby’s Mosque.

Daniel Cressey, 24, of Manchester Square, New Holland, was arrested on Friday and has since been charged with arson with intent to endanger life. He is due to appear before Grimsby Magistrates Court later today.

As reported, two ex-soldiers have already appeared in court in relation to the incident, which happened at the Weelsby Road Islamic Culture Centre on May 26. Stuart Harness, 33, of Dixon Avenue, Grimsby and Gavin Humphries, 37, appeared in custody via video link before Grimsby Crown Court for a preliminary hearing on Tuesday, May 28.

Father-of-two Humphries has served in the army but is now unemployed. His family live in Grimsby. Harness was born in New Holland and served in the army for 13 years, including in Iraq, Kosovo and Northern Ireland. He has children and worked as a radiographer for a Stallingborough engineering company. The cases were adjourned for a plea and casement hearing on August 30 and there were no applications for bail.

Grimsby Telegraph, 17 June 2013

Update:  See “Grimsby mosque was allegedly firebombed four times”, Grimsby Telegraph, 18 June 2013