Images released in relation to anti-Semitic arson attacks

Police have released images in relation to the arson attacks Credit: GMP
This image is related to the Ta'am arson Credit: GMP

Detectives have released images as part of their investigation into two arson attacks at restaurants in Prestwich.

The first incident happened at Ta’am Restaurant on Bury New Road shortly before midnight on Friday 2nd June 2017 when two offenders approached and threw a milk carton filled with petrol and a lit rag at the premises.

The makeshift petrol container failed to ignite before one of the offenders threw a large stone at the front window, smashing it in the process

The second happened at around 3:30am on Tuesday 6th June when the offenders approached J S Restaurant on Kings Road and forced open a window before pouring accelerant inside and lighting it.

The fire service was called and was able to put the fire out before any serious damage could be done to the property

On both occasions the restaurants were closed and no-one was injured in either of the attacks.

Police in Bury have launched an investigation and detectives believe the attacks are linked, and are treating them as anti-Semitic hate crimes; however, the motive for the attacks is not clear.

Images have now been released of two people police want to speak to in connection with the attacks.

This image is related to the KS arson Credit: GMP

Our investigation is progressing and we have now released images of two people we want to speak to in connection with the arson attacks.

Detective Chief Inspector Charlotte Cadden, GMP's Bury Borough
  • Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 quoting incident number 206 06/06/17, or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.