Petrol Bomb Thrown From Car At Border Force Immigration Centre In Dover.

A photographer captured the moment a man threw petrol bombs attached to fireworks from a car at the Border Force immigration centre in Dover today. The suspect reportedly took his own life following the incident.

The Reuters photographer captured the bomb the petrol bomb was thrown from the vehicle
The Reuters photographer captured the moment the petrol bomb was thrown from the vehicle

The incident took place at around 11.22am this morning at The Viaduct in Dover. Kent Fire and Rescue Service were dispatched to the scene to extinguish the fires.


A photographer for Reuters news agency who was at the scene at the time reported a man threw the petrol bombs from the window of a vehicle.



The photograph managed to capture the moment the homemade explosive was thrown from the car. The man in the car could be seen with a lighter in hand as he threw the petrol bomb towards the centre.


According to the news report, the man then took his own life following the incident.


Authorities at the scene working to put out one of the fires
Authorities at the scene working to put out one of the fires

Authorities were on the scene within a few minutes and quickly closed off the area.


A spokesperson for Kent Police said: "Officers established that two to three incendiary devices had been thrown in a Home Office immigration premises.


"One minor injury has been reported. The suspect has been identified and located. Enquiries into the incident remain ongoing."


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