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Arson attack on mosque in Greater Manchester as cops launch probe into ‘hate crime’

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AN arson attack came about in a Greater Manchester mosque final evening, prompting cops to launch an investigation into the “hate crime”. 

Cops have urged anybody with data to come back ahead after a fireplace broke out on the Didsbury central mosque. 

Fire providers rushed to the scene to place out the blaze simply after midnight on SaturdayCredit: LNP

Emergency providers rushed to the scene simply after midnight on Saturday following stories of the fireplace on the junction of Barlow Moor Road and Burton Road in Greater Manchester

Fire and Rescue Services swiftly extinguished the blaze, which prompted minor harm to a door. 

Greater Manchester Police confirmed that nobody was injured in the incident. 

Police at the moment are investigating the fireplace, which is being treaed as a hate crime.

Officers consider a number of autos may have pushed previous the mosque through the incident. 

They have requested any drivers who might have dashcam footage from final evening to come back ahead. 

Inspector Shoheb Chowdhury stated: “This is a dreadful incident which can little doubt have prompted concern in the neighborhood and we’re doing all we are able to to search out who was accountable and proceed to interact the mosque and people involved in the neighborhood.

“Detectives have been carrying out inquiries and have already seized CCTV and items from the scene as part of the investigation.

“Our officers will likely be in and across the space at the moment and anybody involved can communicate to officers who will deal with any issues.

“Hate crime won’t be tolerated.

“We’re fortunate in that Greater Manchester is a diverse place that our communities call home and those who wish to commit a crime motivated by hate will be brought to justice.”

According to a publish on the Didsbury mosque’s Facebook web page, two individuals strolling previous the tried to place out the fireplace with their coats.

The publish learn: “We are so grateful to them and from our hearts ‘Thank you’.”

A later publish on the group added: “We cannot allow hate to win.”

The mosque later launched CCTV footage of a hooded determine on the grounds earlier than the attack.

Anyone with data can report it to Greater Manchester Police on-line or by calling 0161 856 4973.

People also can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Officers appealed for anyone with information to come forward
Officers appealed for anybody with data to come back aheadCredit: LNP
Officers confirmed that no one was injured in the blaze
Officers confirmed that nobody was injured in the blazeCredit: LNP
Police are treating the incident as a hate crime
Police are treating the incident as a hate crimeCredit: LNP

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