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Wheelie bin fire in Haverhill mosque car park on Camps Road being treated as hate crime



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Police are treating an incident of arson in the car park of a Suffolk mosque as a hate crime.

Officers are appealing for witnesses after a black wheelie bin was set alight in the car park of the mosque on Haverhill's Camps Road on Tuesday.

It was reported to police just after 4am.

Bevan House, Haverhill. Picture: Google Maps
Bevan House, Haverhill. Picture: Google Maps

A Suffolk Police spokesman said: "Police are treating this as a hate crime.

"No one was injured or hurt during the incident."

The mosque was officially opened in Bevan House in February, with officials describing it as a 'very good day'.

The Mayor of Haverhill, Cllr Liz Smith, joined the official opening of the Haverhill Mosque. Submitted picture
The Mayor of Haverhill, Cllr Liz Smith, joined the official opening of the Haverhill Mosque. Submitted picture

While it had been rented to the Haverhill Muslim Community Association by Haverhill Town Council for some years, the building, which had in the past been the town council’s offices, is now owned by the association.

Anyone who witnessed or knows who is responsible for the incident should contact Haverhill police on 101 quoting crime reference 37/29904/22.