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Attacks on worshipers outside the Ilford Mosque in east London with eggs and stones
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Attacks on worshipers outside the Ilford Mosque in east London with eggs and stones

Worshippers were pelted with eggs outside an east London mosque in a truly appalling attack, police said. The attack comes as worshippers mark Ramadan. Police are investigating the incident, the Met said. Five people were hit with eggs outside the Ilford Islamic Centre in Albert Road, Ilford, around 23:00 BST on Tuesday. MP for Ilford South Sam Tarry tweeted he was shocked and saddened by the Islamophobic attack. Ilford Islamic Centre director and secretary Ahmad Nawaz said nobody was injured in the unnerving attack on the worshippers who were leaving prayers at the mosque. He said: It came as a bit of a surprise. We didn't expect this during Covid. We take it on the chin. We are always fearful of something like this. This sentiment exists. He added: I'm very mindful of the potential...
Poplar tower block fire leaves two men in hospital
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Poplar tower block fire leaves two men in hospital

A fire that badly damaged the middle floors of a 19-storey London tower block has left two men in hospital. Four children and 38 adults were evacuated from the building in Poplar, London Fire Brigade (LFB) said. More than 120 firefighters spent about three hours tackling the blaze at the New Providence Wharf estate. About 20% of the façade of the affected section, Block D, features ACM PE cladding panels - found to be a key factor in the Grenfell Tower fire. In a statement, LFB said that parts of the eighth, ninth and 10th floors of the east London tower block caught fire. Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus have carried out multiple rescues. Two men have been taken to hospital suffering [from the effects of] smoke inhalation. A London Ambulance Service spokeswoman said they were...