Police have arrested and detained a man over the Birmingham mosque attacks
By Barfi Culture Team
26th March 2019

West Midlands police said last night they have detained a man believed to be responsible for attacks on several mosques in the Birmingham area last week.

The 34-year-old man from Perry Barr handed himself into a police station in Birmingham and is currently being detained under the Mental Health Act.

But, bizarrely, they said they are satisfied he was not motivated by right-wing extremism and neither would the attacks be treated as terror-related.

They offered no further explanation for the decision.

Assistant Chief Constable Matt Ward said: "We continue to work in partnership with mosques and local communities around the West Midlands.

"There will be a visible police presence at key locations to offer reassurance to our communities and we continue to offer any assistance in providing security advice."

Police are still investigating who was behind another attack on a mosque on Cromer Road, Balsall Heath, Birmingham, on Saturday morning 23rd March. The incident is not being linked to the mosque attacks on Thursday 21 March.

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