Three Wembley men charged in connection with ‘hate attack’ outside Cricklewood mosque

Al-Majlis Al-Hussaini mosque and community centre in Cricklewood. Picture: Google

Al-Majlis Al-Hussaini mosque and community centre in Cricklewood. Picture: Google - Credit: Archant

Three Wembley men have been charged in connection with a ‘hate attack’ outside a Cricklewood mosque.

Police were called to the Al-Majlis Al-Hussaini mosque in Oxgate Lane just after midnight on September 19 to reports of a car hitting pedestrians and driving off.

Three people were injured, none of whom remains in hospital, police said.

On Tuesday three men and a woman were arrested in connection with the incident.

Martin Stokes, 24, Thomas McDonagh, 20, and Michael O’Donnell, 20, were all charged yesterday.

A 17-year-old woman has not been charged but has been bailed to return to a police station next month.

Stokes is appearing at Willesden Magistrates’ Court today charged with Section 18 GBH, aggravated taking a vehicle without consent, causing injury by dangerous driving, driving without a licence or insurance, and racially aggravated harassment with intention to cause alarm or distress.

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McDonagh and O’Donnell are charged with aggravated vehicle taking, vehicle and property damage.

O’Donnell is also charged with tampering with a number plate.

Both have been bailed to appear at a magistrates’ court on a date to be confirmed.

Brent CID continues to investigate.

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