Dover immigration centre suspect thought to have anti-Muslim sentiments
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Reports have stated that the suspect in a firebomb attack that took place on Sunday at an immigration processing centre had posted anti-Muslim rants on Facebook.
On Tuesday, the police revealed the details of the suspect, 66-year-old Andrew Leak from High Wycombe in Buckinghamshire.
North Thanet MP Sir Roger Gale on Monday described the man as having “severe mental health difficulties”.
Leak allegedly threw two to three three incendiary devices at the Western Jet Foil site in Dover, Kent, at about 11.20am on Sunday. He was later found dead in the parking lot of a nearby car garage and is said to have killed himself following the attack.
An account that was found under the name of Andy Leak from High Wycombe on Facebook contain anti-Muslim rants and disapproval of non-English speaking people claiming benefits.
According to reports, one post which was shared on August 9, said, “The next time the job centre sanctions your money for not looking for enough work ask them about the thousands of people getting benefits cannot speak English and can not write English, how are they looking for work?
“Unemployment benefits clearly state you cannot claim benefits if not looking for work, all of these people should be excluded from benefits.
“You can clearly not look for work if you cannot read English or speak English, they are breaking the law, time to stand up.”
Another post, made public on July 24, said, “All Muslims are guilty of grooming, they never spoke out because it wasn’t their daughters, f****** animals wake up.
“They only rape non-Muslims that’s a religious hate crime are you f****** stupid.”
Leak is also thought to anti-royals sentiment as a post on the account dated March 20 said, “Prince Charles says he’s going to house Ukrainian refugees in one of his properties that belong to the British people, what about soldiers and members of the public sleeping in doorways? Disgrace.
“End the royal family now.” Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust, which provides mental health services for Buckinghamshire, declined to comment the PA news agency approached them about Mr Leak’s possible records as a patient, as it was a “police matter”.