ITV News – Bradford Sikh Temple [Gurdwara] overwhelmed by Grenfell Tower donations

Bradford, 18 June 2017.

A Sikh Temple [Gurdwara] in Bradford says it is overwhelmed by the number of donations it has received following an appeal for the victims and survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire.

At least 58 people are now confirmed or presumed dead after the devastating fire last Wednesday.

The Guru Gobind Singh Gurdwara only started collecting on Thursday but has taken hundreds of bags of clothes and toiletries, as well as cash donations from the whole community.

ITV News – Police investigate ‘hate incident’ after religious text thrown at temple in Bradford

Bradford, 15 August 2016. Police say they are investigating a hate incident after a religious text was “maliciously” thrown at a Sikh temple in Bradford.

Officers were called just before 7.30 pm on Saturday evening following reports that a Guru Granth Sahib Ji had been thrown over the locked gates of Guru Gobind Singh Gudwara in the Barkerend area of Bradford. The incident is thought to have occured the night before.

West Yorkshire Police said a hate incident was recorded after conversations with the Gudwara committee.

They say they are carrying out CCTV inquiries and are trying to find a white van that the perpetrators may have been using.

“Clearly this is an extremely distressing incident for the whole congregation and the wider Sikh community and we have recorded a hate incident.Bradford

“I would appeal to anyone who was in and around the area near to the Gudwara between 10pm and 10.20pm on Friday evening, who may have seen or heard anyone acting suspiciously around the entrance to the Gudwara to come forward with any information.

“I would also appeal to anyone who may have seen a white rental van near to the location around the time of the incident to speak to police. Our enquiries, including examination of CCTV are ongoing.”

PC Mercer

ITV News – Hundreds forced to spend the night in cars amid long delays at Dover

Holidaymakers heading to the continent face major delays at the Port of Dover as France has stepped up its security checks in the wake of the terror threat. Officials said they expect the delays to linger on until Monday.

Volunteers deliver 6,000 water bottles to stranded drivers

A Sikh humanitarian relief organisation helped thousands of motorists stranded in queues headed for Dover, delivering almost 6,000 bottles of water and snacks overnight.

Khalsa Aid volunteers distributed the refreshments as drivers faced delays of 11 hours on the approach to the port, with many forced to spend the night in their cars.