Islamophobic offences in London have soared in the wake of the Paris attacks.

Shocking figures from the Metropolitan Police revealed that incidents of Islamophobia – mainly consisting of harassment – have tripled in the weeks following the attacks carried by the so-called Islamic State terror group.

The figures showed that in the week ending Tuesday 10 November, 24 incidents were recorded.

Following the attacks on 13 November, this number rose to 46 in the week ending 17 November and again to 76 by 24 November.

The news comes days after an attempted arson attack on Finsbury Park Mosque, in north London.

CCTV was released of a man in a white hooded jumper approaching the mosque will a bag containing a jerry can filled with petrol. He proceeded to attempt to set this alight before hurling it into the mosque compound.

The Met is treating the incident as an Islamophobic hate crime.

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