Manchester (Web Desk): A mosque in Manchester has been damaged after a suspected arson attack Sunday night, Manchester Evening News reported.

Police and fire brigade authorities were investigating the attack. An official of Greater Manchester Police said the fire was being treated as suspicious.

A spokesperson of the affected mosque has been quoted as saying that they received a call at night saying the centre the being attacked. The official added there was no one inside the centre at the time.

The emergency services were called around 11:40pm. Around 30 firefighters worked to put the inferno out.

Greater Manchester Fire Rescue Service confirmed they were called around 11:40pm to Droylsden Road where the centre is situated.

The images taken by witnesses show flames coming from the roof of the building, lighting up the sky and surrounding houses.