Far right demonstrators have staged a protest at a former Leeds pub earmarked for conversion to an islamic community centre. The English Defence League supporters gathered outside the old Lingfield pub in Alwoodley near Leeds to show their opposition to the plans.
UKIM, UK Islamic Mission, who bought the site, want to create a gym, IT suite, training facilities, library and a prayer room.
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The club is expected to make an official announcement in the next 24 hours.
Officers are keen to speak with anyone who saw two men behaving suspiciously outside The Picture House pub just before the fire began.
Police say a wheelie bin was set alight and pushed against the front door of a ground floor flat