Yorkshire Evening Post – CCTV appeal over arson attacks on mosque and Sikh temple in Leeds

Police today released CCTV images of a man they believe may have carried out arson attacks on two places of worship in Leeds.

Beeston – West Yorkshire – UK, 28 June 2018. A mosque and a Sikh temple, both in Beeston, were targeted in the attacks on the morning of Tuesday, 5 June.

Fire crews were called to the Jamia Masjid Abu Huraira Mosque, on Hardy Street, at about 3.40am after its main door was deliberately set alight, possibly with the use of a flammable liquid.

Staff at the Guru Nanak Nishkam Sewak Jatha Gurdwara, opposite Brickfield Park on Lady Pit Lane, then called police just before 4.20am to report someone setting fire to its front door.

Detective Inspector Richard Holmes, of Leeds District CID, said: “Over the last three weeks we have conducted an extensive and exhaustive trawl of all available CCTV cameras in and around the area where the arson attacks occurred.

“These images are the best ones that we have been able to find of the person we believe to be the suspect for these offences.

“While I appreciate his face is not visible and the images are of limited quality, we hope that someone may recognise him from other factors such as his clothing, build and movements.

“The images are from CCTV in Lady Pit Lane and I would like to hear urgently from anyone who has seen this man in the area at any time around when the offences occurred.

“We are continuing to treat both these incidents very seriously and are doing everything we can to try to identify the person responsible and bring them to justice.

“We are also continuing to work closely with our colleagues on the local neighbourhood policing team who are maintaining regular contact with key representatives in the community as part of their ongoing efforts to reassure people following these incidents.”

Anyone with information is asked to ring Leeds District CID via 101 quoting log reference 1318270739 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111. A 42-year-old man arrested on June 5 in connection with the attacks has been released under investigation.

https://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/news/cctv-appeal-over-arson-attacks-on-mosque-and-sikh-temple-in-leeds-1-9226638

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Keizerpoort – E17/N9 junction – De Naeyerdreef – Ledeberg Mosque

Keizerpoort
06 May 2018


Almost at the Keizerpoort tram-stop

E17 – N9 junction
08 May 2018


Wonderfull wild grassland

De Naeyerdreef
08 May 2018


A bit of countryside in Gentbrugge/Ledeberg


Peaceful, in spite of the motorway noise

Ledeberg Mosque
Langestraat
08 May 2018


Prayer hall


My friend the Imam

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Liège – Province de Liège – La Belgique

Liège
Rue Hors-Château
29 April 2018


Culte Antoiniste
Another interesting place of worship

Liège Palais
29 April 2018


Northbound train


IC train to Namen/Namur and Mouscron


This train will take me to Liège Guillemins

Liège Guillemins
29 April 2018


IC train to Namen/Namur and Mouscron


IC train to Namen/Namur and Mouscron

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Yorkshire Evening Post – Photos show fire damage to Leeds mosque and Sikh temple as police investigate hate crime arson attacks

For pictures of damage see link below.

Leeds – Yorkshire-and-Humber – UK, 05 June 2018. This is the damage caused to two places of worship in Beeston after arsonists set fire to a mosque and a Sikh gurdwara in the same night. Both crimes took place at around 4am on Tuesday morning, when the Beeston Central Mosque on Hardy Street and the nearby Guru Nanak Nishkam Sewak Jatha on Lady Pit Lane were targeted.

A flammable liquid was used to ignite the front doors of both buildings, which sustained minor damage. Police are linking the incidents and are treating them as hate crimes. The mosque committee’s secretary, Amjid Hussain, said the attack ‘would not divide us’ especially during the month of Ramadan.

Detective Inspector Richard Holmes, of Leeds District CID, said:

“We are treating both these incidents as linked given the closeness of the locations and the similar times that they have occurred. “While our investigation is still at a relatively early stage, we do believe these premises have been specifically targeted as places of worship and we are treating both incidents as arson and hate crimes.

“We are currently carrying out extensive enquiries, including checks on CCTV in both areas, and we would like to hear from anyone who has witnessed any suspicious activity or seen any person or vehicles in the areas around the time these incidents have occurred.

“We would also like to hear from anyone who has any other information that could assist the investigation. “Clearly we will always treat incidents of this nature very seriously and will be doing everything we can to identify those responsible and bring them to justice.”

https://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/news/photos-show-fire-damage-to-leeds-mosque-and-sikh-temple-as-police-investigate-hate-crime-arson-attacks-1-9193972

Brussel Koekelberg – Gent Sint-Pieters – Mechelen NMBS – Gentbrugge Braemstraat

Brussel Koekelberg
15 April 2018


View from the Koekelberg Basilica

Gent Sint-Pieters
16 April 2018


Waiting for the Mechelen train


Old engine, old carriages


The IC to Leuven via Mechelen

Mechelen NMBS
16 April 2018


L train to Zeebrugge Dorp via Dendermonde and Gent
Stops at every station on the way !

Gentbrugge Braemstraat
20 April 2018


The works that started in October 2017 are almost finished

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Gent Kortrijkspoortstraat – Brussel Koekelberg

Gent Kortrijkspoortstraat
15 April 2018


Mata Sahib Kaur Gurdwara
Kortrijksepoortstraat 49
B-9000 Gent – Oost-Vlaanderen


Sint-Michielsbeweging

Brussel Koekelberg
15 April 2018


Baseliek van ‘t Heilig Hart


The main worship area


View from the roof of the Basilica


View from the roof of the Basilica

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Gent: View from the top-floor of NT Gent – Gentbrugge Schooldreef

Gent: View from the top
13 April 2018


Sint-Baafs cathedral seen from NT Gent’s theatre


The horrible offices on the Reep


Sint-Baafsplein and Lange Kruisstraat


The theatre’s roof


The theatre’s roof

Gentbrugge Schooldreef
14 April 2018


Gentbrugge Schooldreef
Tram 2 to Zwijnaarde

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Melle Leeuw – Macharius buurt – Leuven NMBS

Melle Leeuw
04 April 2018


Terminus of tram 2
Buses 27, 28, 94 and 96 to Gent-Sint-Pieters stop here too


Two trams at the terminus
The tram on the left is about to leave
The one one the right has just arrived


The tram terminus is just outside Stad Gent


Brusselsesteenweg

Macharius buurt
05 April 2018


Buitenhof – Back entrance to the Eyüp Sultan Moskee

Leuven NMBS
07 April


Isn’t it the 16:19 to Blankenberge again !

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Gent Gurdwara – Sint-Pietersplein – Melle Leeuw

Gent Gurdwara
01 April 2018


Sunday Divan – Kirtan Darbar

Mata Sahib Kaur Gurdwara
Kortrijksepoortstraat 49
B-9000 Gent – Oost-Vlaanderen

Sint-Pieters Plein
01 April 2018


Sint Pietersplein – O L V (Our Ladies) Sint-Pieterskerk


Sint Pietersplein


Sint Pietersplein

Melle Leeuw
04 April 2018

Melle Leeuw is where Gentbrugge and Stad Gent end
It is the terminus of tram 2 and four bus services enter Gent here


The main road through Gentbrugge is the Brusselsesteenweg,
but the main route to Brussel is the E40 motorway

No buses or trams go in this direction


This is the least busy road leading from the junction
Bus 27 to Heusden, Wetteren and Dendermonde uses this road
Bus 28 to Dendermonde via Melle and buses 94 and 96 continue on the Brusselsesteenweg

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Gent: Sint-Baafs Abdij – Gentbrugge: Braemkasteelstraat

Sint-Baafs Abdij
Spanjaard Straat
27 March 2018


Sint-Baafs Abdij (Abby)

Spring is in the air !
Braemkasteelstraat
29 March 2018


Flowering forsythias are always early signs of spring


They grow in gardens but also in the wild


This is in a bit of jungle next to the E17 viaduct


No planted park or garden !


What do you think these are ?

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