Islamic Relief reviews security after suspected arson attack

Glasgow shop suffers fire damage

Islamic Relief is looking at tighter security for its charity shops after one of its branches was badly damaged in a suspected arson attack.

The charity said it was considering installing an extra security camera outside its Glasgow branch after the attack last week, which caused an estimated £70,000 of damage.

Police are hunting two unidentified men who were loitering around the shop front before bags of clothes left on the doorstep were set alight.

Habib Malik, head of Islamic Relief Scotland, said he thought the fire was a deliberate attack and that the charity had received "several bomb threats".  

Malik said the charity intended to try to dissuade people in the community from leaving donations on the doorstep because of the fire threat.

He said it would distribute images of the burnt-out building to get the message across.

"Most charities have the same issues with people leaving bags outside," he added.

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