Manchester mosque targeted in a suspected arson attack causing 'significant' damage

Remigio Civitarese
Luglio 17, 2017

More than 30 firefighters attended the scene to tackle the blaze, which is now under control.

It is thought that no one was inside the building, in north Manchester, at the time the fire started and no injuries have been reported, according to The Telegraph.

Mosque spokesman Shamusideen Oladimeji added: "It has been seriously damaged - the police won't let us in".

An Islamic centre in Manchester has suffered significant damage following a suspected arson attack overnight.

Greater Manchester Police has not yet confirmed whether the fire is part of a hate crime, but has said it is treating the incident as suspicious and it is working with Greater Manchester Fire Service on an investigation.

"We don't know why this happened".

She said people have also urinated outside and two pigs' heads have been thrown into the mosque during worship.

A spokesman for Greater Manchester Police (GMP) spokesperson said: "The fire is being treated as suspicious and a joint investigation has been launched by GMP and Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service [GMFRS]".

In the latest attack, pictures from the scene show flames erupting from the roof of the single-storey building.

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