Attack on Dover Migrant Center Called ‘Terrorist Act’

On 30 October, a migrant reception center in southern England was attacked by incendiary devices. On Saturday, the British anti-terrorist police qualified this case as an act of terrorism. During this attack, 700 migrants had to be evacuated to another location and two officers were slightly injured.

The incendiary attack on a migrant reception center in Dover, southern England, last Sunday is an “act of terrorism”, British counter-terrorism police in charge of the investigation said on Saturday. “Having reviewed the evidence gathered so far, and although strong evidence indicates that the suspect’s mental health is certainly a factor, I am satisfied that the suspect’s actions were primarily motivated by ideological extremism, which meets the definition of an act of terrorism.” Tim Jacques, a senior British counter-terrorism police officer, was quoted in a statement as saying.

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700 migrants evacuated

Last Sunday at around 11.20 several incendiary devices were thrown at a migrant reception center in Dover. The suspect had arrived alone by car before launching the devices. Two officers were slightly injured and 700 migrants had to be temporarily escorted to another location. The attack came as Britain records a record number of migrants arriving on the country’s southern shores in small boats. With almost 40,000 having already succeeded in the perilous crossing of the Channel since the start of the year, this is already far more than in 2021 as a whole.

The suspect, Andrew Leak, a 66-year-old man who lives in High Wycombe, north-west London, was found dead…

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