Police step up patrols at Scottish mosques

Police have stepped up patrols at Scottish mosques following the brutal murder of a soldier.

Drummer Lee Rigby, 25, who served in Afghanistan, was butchered by two men in Woolwich, London, in the name of “Allah”. Four people, including two men shot by police, have been arrested in connection with his death.

Chief Superintendent Grant Manders, Safer Communities, Police Scotland, said: “We are acutely aware that some extremist groups or misguided individuals may use this horrendous attack as an excuse to commit hate crime. We will have extra, high visibility patrols around Scotland’s mosques to reassure the public.”

Glasgow Evening Times, 24 May 2013