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Takeaway arson in North Wales, suspected racial motive

Takeaway arson in North Wales, suspected racial motive

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Wednesday March 11 2015

The website, New North Wales, reports on an alleged incident of racially aggravated criminal damage after a fire broke out at a former takeaway shop in Connah’s Quay, Flintshire. A former tandoori takeaway shop, MAA Tandoori Takeaway, was set alight and the letters ‘E’ ‘D’ ‘L’ were found sprayed onto the front and back of the shop.

The building was set ablaze at around 10.50pm on Monday evening with two fire crews attending to the incident. The shop, which was undergoing refurbishment work, suffered damage to the shop floor and smoke damage to the first floor.

Police are said to be carrying out door to door inquiries in the area and the fire service is jointly conducting an inquiry with the police into the fire. Inspector Ceri Hawe of North Wales police said the attack was an “isolated incident” and “does not reflect the attitude of the local community”.

Connah’s Quay councillor Andrew Dunbobbin condemned the “extreme, radical behaviour” of the alleged arsonist adding, “I would ask anybody in the local community who has any knowledge regarding this incident to come forward, in confidence, to help find the culprits.”


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