The immediate response by officers, to both incidents at the Mosque on Weelsby Road in Grimsby, lead to a number of arrests being made quickly and investigations are underway by detectives from Grimsby Police Station.
I would like to remind people that these are serious offences which are being investigated and those who are responsible will be brought to justice.
It is important to remember that those people who have committed these offences are a very small minority and they do not reflect the vast majority of people who live in North East Lincolnshire.
– Chief Superintendent Tony Forbes, humberside police
The Mayor of North East Lincolnshire Peggy Elliott has condemned an alleged arson at a mosque in Grimsby.
"I can't believe people in the community would do such a thing but they are in the minority."
Councillor Peggy Elliott.
Police came across the fire at the Islamic Cutural Centre on Weelsby Road around 10pm last night. The fire was put out and no one was injured. Police say it is too early to speculate on the cause of the blaze. Two people have been arrested in connection with the incident.
A mosque chairman has spoken of the petrol bomb attack on the Grimsby Islamic Cultural Centre last night.
Diler Gharib was inside the centre with a young family when it was targeted by arsonists.
He told the Grimsby Telegraph: "We had just finished our prayers and were discussing how to thank our neighbours for the support they have shown us over the past few days when we heard a bang and saw fire coming under the door."
I grabbed a fire extinguisher and put it out and then two more petrol bombs hit the fire escape and the bin so I had to put those out too.
Two people have been arrested following a fire at an Islamic cultural centre in Grimsby, Lincolnshire, police said.
Humberside Police have arrested two people this evening, after an officer came across the fire at the Grimsby Islamic Cultural Centre on Weelsby Road, shortly before 2200hrs (Sunday 26 May 2013).
The fire was extinguished and no one was injured as a result.
It is too early to speculate why the fire was started, however anyone with any information who could assist officers as part of the investigation are urged to call the Humberside Police non-emergency number 101, quoting log number 778 of 26/05/2013.