Dover incident: Man dies after throwing petrol bombs at Dover immigration centre

A man threw petrol bombs at a new Border Force immigration centre in Dover and then killed himself according to reports.

The alleged attacker, a white man in a striped top, drove up to the centre in a white Seat sports utility vehicle.

The man threw three petrol bombs, one of which did not go off, according to a photographer for Reuters.

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Police arrived minutes afterwards and cordoned off the area with Kent Fire and Rescue Service called to the incident in Dover at about just before 11:30am to put out a fire.

Emergency services near the migrant processing centre in Dover, Kent, following an incident. Picture date: Sunday October 30, 2022.

South East Coast Ambulance Service also confirmed they attended the scene.

A Home Office spokeswoman said: "We are aware of an incident at Western Jet Foil, Dover and police are in attendance.

"It would not be appropriate to comment further at this stage."

A Kent Police spokesman said the force had been called at 11:22 to The Viaduct in Dover.

Emergency services near the migrant processing centre in Dover, Kent, following an incident. Picture date: Sunday October 30, 2022.

"Officers established that two to three incendiary devices had been thrown into a Home Office immigration premises. One minor injury has been reported.

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"The suspect has been identified and located. Enquiries into the incident remain ongoing.

Nathalie Elphicke, the Conservative MP for Dover, said she was "deeply shocked" saying in a post on social media: “I am deeply shocked by the incident in Dover today. I have spoken to the immigration minister about the situation. My thoughts are with everyone involved.”

The death of a man and details of the devices are yet to be confirmed by authorities.