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Mobile phone stolen during funeral at a Nottingham mosque

A man has been charged following a burglary at a mosque on New Year’s Day.

Police were called after a mobile phone was stolen from a private area of Central Mosque, on Curzon Street during a funeral.

Officers from the City Centre Neighbourhood Policing Team reviewed CCTV, obtained evidence and carried out forensic examinations following the incident at approximately 5.50 pm on 1 January 2023.

A man from Aspley was arrested by Operation Compass officers on Wednesday (4 January 2023) and charged with one count of burglary.

The 32-year-old was granted conditional bail and is due to appear at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court on 31 January 2023.

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Sergeant Jonathan Pothecary, who leads the Operation Compass team in Nottingham city centre, said:

“Crimes of this nature are always thoroughly investigated by Nottinghamshire Police and I am pleased we have now been able to charge a suspect in relation to this incident.”

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