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Hillingdon Hindu temple blaze treated as suspicious

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A fire at a Hindu temple in west London is being treated as suspicious.

Officers were called to the Adhya Shakti Mataji temple in Cowley High Street, Hillingdon, shortly after midnight on Tuesday.

Firefighters put out the fire which had caused significant damage to a temporary building near the temple.

The blaze is being treated as suspicious after traces of an accelerant, believed to be petrol, were discovered at the scene.

Det Ch Insp Richard Turner said: "We have spoken to a number of people in the area and continue to liaise closely with members of the Adhya Shakti Mataji Temple.

"We have already introduced additional patrols for the area and we would like to reassure the local community, and those who worship at the Temple, that we are treating this case seriously."

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