'Suspicious' Islamic centre fire

A Somali Islamic community centre has partially collapsed after a fire police are treating as suspicious.

Over 30 firefighters were called to the Somalian Islamic Bravanese Welfare Centre in Muswell Hill in the early hours of 5th June.

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Boris Johnson slams 'cowardly' act of mosque fire

Mayor of London Boris Johnson has 'slammed' those responsible for the fire in a north London mosque saying there is no place for hate or violence in a diverse city like London:

"I was shocked to learn of the fire at the Bravanese Community Centre in Muswell Hill.

"There is no place in an open, tolerant and diverse city like London for hate, for prejudice, for violence.

"I would urge people to give the police the time and space to investigate this incident fully. I have no doubt the Met will bring those responsible to justice.

"London is a city built on the strength of its communities. Londoners will see this for what it is - cowardly, pathetic and utterly pointless."

– Mayor of London, Boris Johnson

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