Second man arrested over alleged bomb threats

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A second man has been arrested in connection with alleged bomb threats against religious sites, police have confirmed.

West Midlands Police said yesterday that a 20-year-old man was arrested by detectives and later bailed over "two separate online threats made against a local temple and a second unspecified target".

Officers said they did not believe there was a direct link between these latest threats and earlier ones in relation to Birmingham's Central Mosque, over which a 25-year-old man was arrested on Monday. The first man was also bailed yesterday.

However, police said they were treating both incidents "extremely seriously".

Detective Inspector Nigel Harrison, who is leading the investigation, said: "We acknowledge that these threats have caused some members of the public a great deal of concern.

"Our officers have worked to quickly discredit the threats posted online and arrest those believed to be involved. I would like to reassure the public that incidents such as these are treated extremely seriously and investigated thoroughly."

The man was arrested at his home in Walsall at around 8.45pm on Monday, police said.