Lynne Featherstone MP has spoken of her sadness at the news that the Coppetts Road Community Centre was destroyed by fire this morning.
According to reports, the base for the Al-Rahma Islamic Centre and the Bravanese Centre was badly damaged in the early hours of this morning, resulting in the partial collapse of the building.
The cause of the fire is not yet clear but is currently under investigation by the Police.
Lynne Featherstone MP said:
“I am so sad to hear that the Al-Rahma Islamic Centre and the Bravanese Centre was destroyed by fire this morning. Reports the fire was started in a hate attack are extremely disturbing. If true, this constitutes an attack on the entire community.
“The Centre has been a valuable source of advice, education and support, among other things, for the Somali Bravanese community in the local area. I would like to praise the Fire Brigade for their brave work in controlling the fire.
“Although the building was not in my constituency, I know that it is used by a number of Hornsey and Wood Green residents and, on their behalf, I would like to express my sorrow.”