Dover immigration centre petrol bomb suspect named as counter terrorism police lead investigation | UK News


Counter Terrorism Police are now leading the investigation into the death of a suspect after petrol bombs were thrown at the Border Force immigration centre in Dover.

The incident, which happened at around 11.20am on Sunday saw devices thrown outside and into the premises by 66-year-old Andrew Leak from High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, who arrived at the scene alone in a car.

His vehicle was quickly located nearby where he was found dead inside, and two staff members from the centre sustained minor injuries.

Counter Terrorism Policing South East said: “Detectives have been working hard to establish the exact circumstances, including the motivation surrounding this incident, and have been following a number of lines of enquiry.”

Detective Chief Superintendent Olly Wright, Head of CTPSE, added: “This was a traumatic incident for everyone involved, and the wider community, and we’re working hard to establish exactly what led to the events on Sunday morning.

“We understand that when Counter Terrorism Policing become involved, it can be worrying for some people, but I would like to reassure people that there is nothing to suggest any ongoing wider threat at this time.


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