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A Baptist church was nearly set ablaze in Scotland

On Wednesday, the 15th of May, an unknown individual attempted to set fire to Dennistoun Baptist Church in Glasgow using a petrol bomb, which detonated in front of the church's entrance.

Images depict the charred pavement at the site. The police received reports of the incident at approximately 10:50 a.m. and have initiated an investigation.

Church members were informed of the attempted arson through a post on the church’s Facebook group. The post stated: “We just wanted to make you aware of an attempted arson attack last night at Dennistoun Baptist Church; a petrol bomb exploded outside our front door at some point between 9 pm (Tue 14th) and 9 am (Wed 15th).”

The post continued, highlighting the church’s community involvement: “As a community church we love Dennistoun, running a weekly football group for men, English classes for refugees, and hosting the Dennistoun Diggers garden, to name a few things. We’re shocked and saddened that this has happened. Any help around this would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for taking the time to read.”


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