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4 bailed over Islamic school fire

Four teenagers arrested in connection with the fire at an Islamic school in Chislehurst in Kent have been released on bail.

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Police: Sharp rise in Islamophobic attacks in London

Police in London are seeing eight times as many Islamophobic attacks in the capital since the killing of Drummer Lee Rigby in Woolwich, a Metropolitan Police chief said today.

Commander Simon Lethford told BBC Radio 4's Today programme police had "definitely seen an increase" in the number of incidents:

We normally have about one Islamophobic crime a day across London, we have seen around eight a day.

Predominantly it's name calling, it's minor criminal damage but on some occasions, like the two arsons we have heard of, there are serious crimes.

– Simon Letchford, Metropolitan Police Commander

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