Eggs and objects were thrown at members of a mosque at what was believed to be a racially aggravated attack.

The Ilford Islamic Centre in Albert Road became a target last night (May 4) at around 11pm, when worshippers were egged and had other items thrown at them.

It is believed that five people were hit by the items thrown.

Metropolitan Police have confirmed that they received reports of an alleged racially aggravated attack.

A spokesperson has said there have been no arrests.

The alleged main attacker is described by a witness as a white man in his 20s with a shaven head, while it is thought there were three other passengers in the vehicle.

Redbridge Council leader Jas Athwal tweeted to say he was "saddened and disgusted" about the attack.

Cllr Athwal added: "The council will continue to work closely with the police and uniformed patrols in the areas surrounding the mosque will be increased.

"In Redbridge we are proud of our diversity and the strength and support of our communities of faith.

"Incidents like this have no place in our borough and we will work with our friends and neighbours at Albert Road mosque and the police to ensure the safety of all worshippers."

Detective Chief Superintendent Stephen Clayman, in charge of policing for the Redbridge area, said: “We take all reports of hate crime very seriously and have launched an investigation.

“Incidents like this will not be tolerated and my officers will be undertaking enhanced patrols in the area to provide reassurance to the local community and visitors to the mosque.”

Anyone with any information about this incident is asked to call police on 101.