Mosque bomb: man arrested

Detectives from West Midlands Counter Terrorism Unit have today arrested a pensioner after a home-made explosive was found near to a Walsall mosque.

Walsall mosque bomb investigation: man bailed

Police say a man arrested after a home-made explosive was found near a mosque in Walsall has been bailed pending further enquiries.

The 75-year-old was arrested on Thursday on suspicion of causing an explosion likely to endanger life or damage property.

Witnesses say the device exploded outside the mosque on Rutter Street last Friday night (21 June).

Despite a 'loud bang', nobody reported the explosion.

The next day debris was brought inside the mosque and police were alerted.

A major investigation involving specialist detectives and experts from the West Midlands Police Counter Terrorism Unit is continuing.

Walsall mosque bomb: pensioner arrested

Detectives from West Midlands Counter Terrorism Unit have arrested a 75-year-old man after a home-made explosive was found near to a Walsall mosque.

The man was arrested at his home in Walsall at 4:30pm today on suspicion of causing an explosion likely to endanger life or damage property.

The investigation into the bomb began on Saturday when police were called to reports of a suspicious item at the Aisha mosque in Rutter Street, Walsall.

Witnesses say the device exploded outside the mosque on Friday night. Despite a 'loud bang', nobody reported the explosion.

The next day debris was brought inside the mosque and the police were alerted.The man has been taken to a police station in the West Midlands where he is being questioned by detectives. His home address is being searched as part of the investigation.

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