Radical Right Attacks Immigration Center in England
The firebombing of a processing center in English town was ‘motivated by a terrorist ideology’.
British police have said a petrol bomb attack on an immigration centre in Dover last week was motivated by extreme right-wing ideology.
Nobody was seriously hurt in the October 30 incident in the southern English port town, and police said 66-year-old Andrew Leak, who was found dead at a nearby service station soon after the attack, had apparently acted alone.
“Counter Terrorism Policing South East (CTPSE) … have recovered evidence that indicates the attack at an immigration centre in Dover on Sunday, 30 October 2022, was motivated by a terrorist ideology,” the body said in a statement on Saturday.
“There is currently nothing to suggest the offender was working alongside anyone else and there is not believed to be any wider threat to the public,” the police statement said.
Tim Jacques, senior national coordinator for counter terrorism policing, added that while there were “strong indications that mental health was likely a factor”, he had concluded that the “suspect’s actions were primarily driven by an extremist ideology”.
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