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Arson attack at new Asian centre

The chapel is being converted into a community centre

Police are investigating an arson attack on a former Methodist chapel in Cornwall which is being turned into an Asian community centre.

Police said only a small amount of damage was caused to the inside of the chapel at Carnon Downs near Truro.

It is the latest in a series of what police are calling racist attacks on the chapel.

Last month a pig's head was nailed to the door and there have been a number of graffiti attacks.

Police said the arson attack happened on Saturday night, but declined to comment any further.

They are urging anyone who may have any information concerning the incident to contact them.

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