News by email Donate

Suggestions

Dennistoun church picbanner.jpg
Facebook / Mark Morris
Dennistoun church pic.jpg
Facebook / Mark Morris
World News

Glasgow church calls in police after alleged 'petrol bomb attack'

by Donna Birrell

Police in Scotland are appealing for information after a church was allegedly targeted in an attempted petrol bomb attack.

Dennistoun Baptist Church in Glasgow posted a statement on social media saying there had been an attempted attack between 9pm on Tuesday May 14 and 9am the following day. The church’s pastor Mark Morris said :

“The police have asked that if you saw anything suspicious at that time or any other time to phone 101. And if you live on Finlay Drive and have a camera in your car or from your flat then do be in touch.

“As a community church we love Dennistoun, running a weekly football group for men, English classes for refugees and hosting the Dennistoun Diggers garden, to name a few things. We’re shocked and saddened that this has happened.

“Any help around this would be greatly appreciated.”

He also posted images which appeared to show the remnants of a Molotov cocktail-style weapon smashed outside the church.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Around 10.50am on Wednesday, 15 May, 2024, officers received a report of an attempt to damage a church on Finlay Drive, Glasgow.

“Enquiries are ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 quoting incident 1109 of 15 May, 2024.”

Dennistoun Baptist Church has had a presence in Glasgow since 1851 and it moved to its current location in 2001. 

 

A Monthly Gift Of $11 Makes A World Of Difference

In a world of fake news there’s never been a greater need for quality Christian journalism. Premier’s mission is to provide the Church with the most up to date and relevant news, told from a Christian perspective. But we can’t do it without you.

Unlike many websites we haven't put up a paywall — we want to keep our journalism free at the point of need and as open as we can. Premier’s news output takes a lot of time, money and hard work to produce. No one in the USA is sharing news like we are across radio, magazines and online so please help us to continue that today.

For a monthly gift of $11 or more we’d also be able to send you a free copy of the brand new Premier Bible, a wonderful Anglicised version of the NLT packed with exclusive bonus content, reading plan and resources to help you get the most out of scripture.

Your monthly support will make a world of difference. Thank you.

Support Us
Continue the conversation on our Facebook page

Related Articles

Sign up to our newsletter to stay informed with news from a Christian perspective.

News by email

Connect

Donate

Donate