Man arrested over Arson attack at Sikh Gurdwara in Edinburgh

A Gurdwara on Tuesday had been severely damaged in a suspected arson attack in Edinburgh, Scotland.

According to the reports, the police had treated the “suspicious” act as a hate crime.

No-one was reportedly injured in the incident, but the building was severely damaged. The investigation and search for suspects have begun by the Police in Edinburgh.

According to the reports, whoever responsible for the attack, purposely targeted the temple and police said they were treating the attack as “suspicious”.

As per the post on the Gurdwara’s official Facebook page, “We regret to inform you that Guru Nanak Gurdwara suffered an arson attack this morning at 5 am, someone tried to burn down the front door. There’s a lot of internal smoke damage, and access to Gurdwara Sahib has been denied by police until smoke clears and it is safe to enter”.

Making an arrest in the case, Edinburgh Police on Wednesday tweeted, “We have arrested a 49-year-old man as part of our investigation into a suspicious fire at the Sikh temple in Sheriff Brae during the early hours of Tuesday 28th August. Inquiries into this incident are continuing.”