POLICE are searching a property in High Wycombe after a migrant processing centre in Dover was firebombed on Sunday.

Kent Police confirmed the suspect, found dead at a nearby petrol station, is a 66-year-old man from High Wycombe.

They said they are working with officers from Thames Valley Police to carry out a warrant at a property on Monday.

The man’s name has not been released. However, Sir Roger Gale, MP for the nearby North Thanet constituency, told the House of Commons on Monday evening the suspect had been suffering from “very severe mental health difficulties”.

According to police, two or three incendiary devices were thrown at a migrant processing centre in Dover and caused a fire.

A Reuters photographer said a man threw petrol bombs with fireworks attached before killing himself.

The attacker was described as a white man wearing a striped top, who drove up to the centre in a white Seat 4×4 vehicle, the news agency reported.

Kent Police said they were called at 11.22am on Sunday, October 30, to a Home Office immigration premises at The Viaduct in Dover.

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 site remained open, however around 700 suspected migrants were relocated to Manston to ensure safety during the initial phase of the police investigation.

Enquiries into the incident remain ongoing by Kent detectives.