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Mosque suffers ‘significant damage’ after arson attack in Manchester

A mosque in Manchester has suffered significant damage following a suspected arson attack overnight.

Manchester Fire Brigade were called at around 11.40pm yesterday evening and police this morning confirmed they are treating it as suspicious.

A spokesman for the centre told the Manchester Evening News that they had received a call to say the mosque ‘was being attacked’.

Emergency services confirmed that the fire at the Manchester Nasfat Islamic Centre on Droylsedon Road was was being investigated

Flames appeared to come out of the roof and lit up the sky and surrounding buildings.

Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service said: ‘We were called at 11.43pm to Droylsden Road in Newton Heath to reports of a fire. We sent five pumps to the scene and an investigation is now underway.’

Greater Manchester Police said: ‘The fire is being treated as suspicious and a joint investigation has been launched… Read the full story

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