Mosque Fire Treated as Suspicious

The Metropolitan Police are treating a blaze, which destroyed a north London Islamic centre, as "suspicious" after English Defence League graffiti was found daubed on the wall. Officers from the service's Counter-Terrorism Command are said to be leading an investigation to establish the cause of the fire, which resulted in the collapse of part of the two-storey building in Muswell Hill.

Emergency services were called to the scene early on Wednesday morning (June 5th), with eyewitnesses reportedly hearing loud noises before spotting the flames. Six fire engines and about 35 firefighters arrived to tackle the blaze, and Scotland Yard has said that police are looking into a potential link between the graffiti and the fire.