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Dramatic video of the moment an arsonist attacks a Hindu temple has been released by police today. CCTV images appear to show someone starting the fire and then running away.
Robyn Dwyer reports.
Sukumar, the local priest from the Adhya Shakti Mataji Temple has told ITV London reporter Robyn Dwyer that an arson attack on their temple was "shocking".
He added that it was a "miracle" that more damage had not been done, as there were reportedly five cylinders of gas on the premises.
Detectives have released dramatic CCTV footage showing a temple building in Hillingdon being attacked by an arsonist.
It happened last month, in the wake of Drummer Lee Rigby's murder.
Robyn Dwyer reports:
A fire at a Hindu temple has had a significant effect on the local community, police said today, after releasing images of the suspect.
Detective Chief Superintendent Steve Kershaw, borough commander for Hillingdon, said:
Detectives from Hillingdon are investigating a fire at a Hindu temple on May 28. Police were called to reports of a fire at the Adhya Shakti Mataji Temple along Cowley High Street.
Anyone with any information is urged to contact Hillingdon police's Community Safety Unit on 020 8246 1766, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Police are appealing for anyone who can identify a man suspected of an arson attack on a Hindu temple. Officers were called to the Adhya Shakti Mataji Temple in Hillingdon, London, shortly after midnight on May 28.
Detective Chief Inspector Richard Turner said:
Police investigating a suspected arson attack on a Hindu temple have released new images of a man they want to speak to.
Officers were called to the Adhya Shakti Mataji Temple in Hillingdon, London, shortly after midnight on May 28.
Police are appealing for anyone who can identify the man in the CCTV images to come forward, and to anyone who might have seen anything suspicious or people outside the gates of the temple in the early hours of May 28.
Detectives are appealing for witnesses after a suspicious fire near a Hindu temple last Tuesday. Emergency services were called to the Adhya Shakti Mataji Temple along Cowley High Street just after midnight. The fire caused significant damage to a temporary building nearby.