MFG Dover Service station re-opened last night following a horrific incident earlier in the day in which a man took his own life on the forecourt.
Kent Police linked the terrible event with an incident at the Home Office immigration premises at The Viaduct in Dover, Kent, where police were called at 11.22am on Sunday.
A statement from Kent Police said: “Officers established that two to three incendiary devices had been thrown outside and into the premises by a single suspect who arrived at the scene in a car. Two people have reported minor injuries from inside the property. The suspect was identified, and very quickly located at a nearby petrol station, and confirmed deceased.
“The Explosive Ordnance Disposal Unit attended the location to ensure there were no further threats. A further device was found and confirmed safe within the suspect’s vehicle.”
The busy forecourt in Limekiln Street was immediately closed, and shocked staff sent home, while investigations were carried out on the white Seat SUV which had come to a standstill near the car wash area. It was then concealed from view after police erected a forensic tent around it.
Dave Ablott, operations director for the Dover station said: “We thank all of our station staff for their professionalism in this tragic incident and any staff that require support will receive it.”