Man arrested following firebomb attack on Leith Sikh temple

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A 49-year-old man has been arrested following a police probe into a suspicious fire in a Sikh temple in Leith.

Officers carried out the arrest as part of their investigation into a suspicious fire at the Sikh temple in Sheriff Brae during the early hours of Tuesday 28th August.

Sikh temple Guru Nanak Gurdwara, Leith, Edinburgh, which has sustained fire damage after an arson attack in the early hours of Tuesday morning. Aug 28 2018

Sikh temple Guru Nanak Gurdwara, Leith, Edinburgh, which has sustained fire damage after an arson attack in the early hours of Tuesday morning. Aug 28 2018

The temple was targeted by a molotov cocktail around 5am on Tuesday morning.

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Firefighters quickly responded and doused the flames, but the fire had already ravaged the entrance and rooms within the building have been severely smoke damaged.

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Sikh temple Guru Nanak Gurdwara, Leith, Edinburgh, which has sustained fire damage after an arson attack in the early hours of Tuesday morning. Aug 28 2018

Sikh temple Guru Nanak Gurdwara, Leith, Edinburgh, which has sustained fire damage after an arson attack in the early hours of Tuesday morning. Aug 28 2018

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The Gurdwara is situated in a former church and has been used by the Sikh community for nearly 50 years. It is the only Sikh centre in the Scottish capital, serving a community of more than 500 people.