A FATHER appeared in court after being charged over an alleged burglary at a mosque.

It is claimed that Abubaker Deghayes stole financial documents from Brighton Mosque and Community Centre in Dyke Road.

The 52-year-old estate manager denied two charges of burglary.

Police investigated the report on November24.

Deghayes, of Arundel Drive East, Saltdean, was charged and appeared before Brighton Magistrates’ Court on November 25.

He is the the father of murdered Abdul Deghayes, who was killed at Elm Grove in February 2019.

Last month Daniel Macleod, 37, of Gypsy Road, Lambeth, was jailed for life for the killing.

Deghayes is also the father of sons Abdullah and Jaffar who died aged 18 and 17 respectively while fighting in the Syrian civil war against the regime of Bashar Al-Assad. His eldest son Amer, 26, is still alive there.

His brother Omar Deghayes fought a long campaign to be freed from illegal detention at Guantanamo Bay by the United States.

Deghayes was charged with entering Brighton Mosque as a trespasser and with stealing financial documents.

He was granted bail and will next appear in court of April 28.