Man arrested over fires at mosque and Sikh temple in Leeds

Source: The Guardian

 North of England reporter

A man has been arrested on suspicion of arson after a mosque and a Sikh temple in Leeds were set on fire, in what police have described as linked hate crimes.

The 42-year-old was arrested at an address in the city on Tuesday night after fires were started at the front doors of two buildings early that morning.

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Police were called to the Jamia Masjid Abu Huraira mosque in Beeston at 3.42am on Tuesday morning, where the main door had been deliberately set on fire with a flammable liquid.

Firefighters extinguished the blaze before it had a chance to spread, and damage was confined to the door and surrounding brickwork.

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