An attempted arson attack at Finsbury Park Mosque in London is being treated as a hate crime, say police.
A man was spotted attempting to set fire to the mosque at about 10:17am yesterday, before fleeing the scene on a moped.
Scotland Yard said they received reports of a man acting suspiciously before targeting the building in St Thomas’ Road.
The suspect – described as a white and wearing a hooded top – was also seen outside the mosque on Friday night.
“At this early stage police are treating the incident as a hate crime,” a Met Police spokesman said.
An appeal for witnesses has been made.