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United Kingdom. Anti-terrorist police arrested after attack on migrant center in Dover

Counter-terrorism police are now investigating the incendiary attack on a migrant reception center in Dover, southern England, on Sunday 30 October, Kent Police said in a statement on Tuesday 1 November.

About 40 migrants carrying a dinghy out to water before attempting to cross the English Channel illegally to Britain, near the town of Gravelines, France, on July 11, 2022.

About 40 migrants carry a dinghy out to water before attempting to cross the English Channel illegally to Britain, near the town of Gravelines, France, July 11, 2022. | DENIS CHARLET / AFP ARCHIVE

  • Une quarantaine de migrants transportant un canot pneumatique vers l’eau avant de tenter de traverser illégalement la Manche vers la Grande-Bretagne, près de la ville de Gravelines, en France, le 11 juillet 2022. | DENIS CHARLET / ARCHIVE AFP

Counter-terrorism police are now investigating the incendiary attack on a migrant reception center in Dover, southern England, on Sunday, October 3, 2022, police said in a statement on Tuesday, November 1, 2022. in Kent.

The attack is currently not considered an act of terrorism

Evidence uncovered during the investigation suggests that the attack, which was carried out on Sunday, “would likely have been motivated by some form of hatred” but “at this stage the attack itself is not considered an act of terrorism”said the head of the anti-terrorist police in the south-east of the country, Olly Wright, quoted in the press release.

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