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Terrorist attack on UK immigration centre

A petrol bomb attack on an immigration center in Dover, UK is said to have been motivated by extreme right-wing ideology according to British police.

The incident took place on 30 October. Nobody was seriously injured as a result of the attack.

66-year-old Andrew Leak was found dead at a nearby service station, Leak was said to have acted alone. Leak threw homemade bombs at the immigration centre, leaving two staff with minor injuries.

According to a statement put out by the Counter Terrorism Policing South East (CTPSE), there has been evidence which “indicates the attack at [the] immigration centre in Dover on Sunday, 30 October 2022, was motivated by a terrorist ideology.”

Senior national coordinator for counter-terrorism policing, Tim Jacques, added that there were “strong indications that mental health was likely a factor.” However, Jacques continued that the “suspects' actions were primarily driven by an extremist ideology.”

According to Jacques, the attack meets the “threshold for a terrorist incident.”

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