A 19-year-old man is due in court tomorrow charged with religiously aggravated criminal damage.

Yussef Alwali, of Basildon, was arrested and charged today following an incident at Chadwell Heath Baptist Church in Romford on Sunday afternoon.

Barking and Dagenham Police said in a Twitter message: "We are aware of a video circulating on social media of a male causing damage to a religious premises on High Road, Chadwell Heath.

"A male has been arrested and the matter is being investigated. Any witnesses please call 101 quote cad 4071/18OCT. 323EA."

A Met Police spokesperson added: "A man has been charged following an incident at a church in Chadwell Heath.

"Yussef Alwali – 19, from Basildon, Essex, will appear in custody at Barkingside Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday, October 20 charged with religiously aggravated criminal damage.

"This follows an incident in High Road, Chadwell Heath at approximately 2.40pm on Sunday, October 18."

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