West Midlands Police are asking for anyone who may have seen someone acting suspiciously at the time an explosion is thought to have taken place near a Wolverhampton mosque to come forward.
Officers searching the area have found the seat of an explosion and debris on the island near the mosque.
We recognise the impact news of the latest find will have on the communities of Wolverhampton and further afield. We’re working hard to complete our enquiries so that the area can be returned to normality.
While the investigation is in its very early stages, early indications are that the explosion happened on Friday 28 June.
We are keen to hear from people who may have seen anyone acting suspiciously on or near to the roundabout on the night of the 27 or the morning of 28 June.
– Assistant Chief Constable Marcus Beale, West Midlands Police
Police cordons are in place in Wolverhampton tonight as a result of an investigation at Central Mosque. The following roads are closed.
Police say cordons have been reduced with Five Ways Island now at the centre of a 20m cordon. The investigation is linked to the terror attacks on mosques in Walsall last month and in Tipton last week.