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Man, 24, charged after Hull banks targeted in petrol attacks

Police said the incident brought fear and unrest to the city. Credit: ITV

A 24-year-old man has been charged with a string of offences after two banks in Hull were targeted in petrol attacks.

It comes after a man carrying a machete was seen pouring petrol inside two bank branches - setting it alight in one of the banks - in Hull city centre on Tuesday afternoon. He was arrested at the Paragon Interchange in the city the same day just after 1.10pm.

Mohammed Ahmed of Innsworth Garth, Bransholme, is facing charges of attempted robbery, arson with intent to endanger life, attempted arson, three counts of possession of an offensive weapon, criminal damage and affray.

Humberside Police are continuing to investigate the incidents but say there is no evidence to suggest any terrorist connection.

Anyone with information or mobile phone footage that may aid police should call 101 quoting log 237 of September 11.