Police investigate fire at previously targeted Manchester mosque
Arab News - Mon, Jul 17th 2017 2:27 PM
Police investigate fire at previously targeted Manchester mosque
DUBAI: Police in the British city of Manchester are treating as suspicious a fire at a mosque which was previously targeted in a spate of racist attacks.
The Manchester Nasfat Islamic Center has, in the past, had two pig heads thrown in during prayers and was subjected to people urinating on the building.
A fire broke out at the center at 11.40 p.m. on Sunday before it was tackled by more than 30 firefighters.
According to the Mirror newspaper, a spokesman said the mosque’s leaders had received a call during the night saying the building “was being attached.”
A spokesman for the Greater Manchester Police (GMP) mtold the Manchester Evening News: “The fire is being treated as suspicious and a joint investigation has been launched by GMP and GMFRS (Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service).”
GMFRS confirmed: “We were called at 11.43pm to Newton Heath to reports of a fire. We sent five pumps to the scene and an investigation is now underway.”
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