Two more men have been arrested over a racist attack on a mosque.

A pig’s head was tossed from a car into the car park of the Crawley Islamic Culture Centre and Mosque in Langley Green, Crawley on Saturday night.

Police were called to the London Road mosque at 6.41pm.

By 7.20pm a 21-year-old man from Horley had been arrested on suspicion of a racial or religious public order offence.

Two men from Crawley, aged 20 and 25, were arrested on Sunday.

All three have been released on bail until next month.

Chief Inspector Steve Curry, the Sussex Police district commander for Crawley, said: "While this was a very unusual incident, it has obviously caused great distress to those involved and we have worked closely with community leaders in dealing with the matter.

“This was immediately declared a racist incident and is being investigated as such.

“Crawley is a diverse and generally peaceful community and any incident aimed or likely to cause unrest will be robustly dealt with, as our rapid response to this incident has shown."

Farakh Jamal, secretary of the Crawley Islamic Culture Centre, said: "This unprovoked incident was intended to cause hate and incitement towards racial or religious hatred.

“We have urged the community not to react and are grateful for their resilience in dealing with this situation.

"We are also grateful to the authorities that as soon as the incident was reported, swift action was taken and within 24 hours all three suspects were apprehended.”

He condemned the intolerance behind the attack.

He said: “We are neither angry, nor frustrated. At the most we pray for such people that the Lord guide such people so we can all live side by side in harmony."

Anyone who saw what happened or has any information is asked to call Sussex Police on 0845 6070999, quoting Operation Hanover, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.