Arrests over arson attack at Islamic Relief shop

Men to appear in court this week in connection with fire at Glasgow premises

Two men have been arrested in connection with a suspected arson attack at an Islamic Relief charity shop in Glasgow this month.

A police spokeswoman confirmed that the pair, aged 23 and 34, will appear in court on 15 July charged with wilful fire-raising.

The shop could be closed for up to two months after it was damaged by fire in the early hours of 2 July.

Habib Malik, head of Islamic Relief Scotland, said the charity had received an upsurge in donations after the fire and would sell them at a local community centre over the next few weeks.

The charity plans to add two extra security cameras outside the shop as a result of the incident.

Local businesses have donated 20,000 leaflets and a two-metre banner to raise awareness of the dangers of unattended bags of clothes dumped outside charity shops, said Malik.

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