Man held over Birmingham mosque bomb threat
Monday 12 December 2011
A man has been arrested after a message was posted on Facebook threatening to bomb a mosque.
Officers from West Midlands Police detained the 25-year-old after a warrant was executed at an address in Rugeley, Staffordshire, at 5.15am today.
Police said the threat was made against Birmingham Central Mosque, in the Highgate area of the city, which was later searched for explosives.
A force spokesman said: "Police received a number of calls from concerned members of the public in relation to the threat last night.
"A thorough search of the mosque was carried out by officers, including specialist search dogs that are trained to search for explosives, but nothing untoward was found in the building."
The spokesman said the arrested man was in custody helping police with their inquiries.
Detective Inspector Nigel Harrison said: "We are grateful to the mosque for their cooperation with this ongoing inquiry and I would like to reassure the community that we are taking this incident extremely seriously."
Simon Calder looks at communities fighting back against the poachers
Arsenal 1 Everton 1: Substitute equalises with six minutes to go
booksGeese, gorillas, grandads... and growing up
- 1 Turning up the voice of America
- 2 The poorest pay the price for austerity: Workers face biggest fall in living standards since Victorian era
- 3 The man who made Femen: New film outs Victor Svyatski as the mastermind behind the protest group and its breast-baring stunts
- 4 Mass murder in the Middle East is funded by our friends the Saudis
- 5 Japan cracks down on leaks after scandal of Fukushima nuclear power plant
Guide dog mauled while helping owner deliver Christmas cards
The poorest pay the price for austerity: Workers face biggest fall in living standards since Victorian era
Icon or terrorist: Nelson Mandela’s complex bond with Britain
Deadly ice storm sees US temperatures drop to -29C
Millions of families living in poverty despite being in employment says new study
- < Previous
- Next >