South Shields man arrested over alleged "racial" tattoo

A South Shields man has been arrested on suspicion of stirring up racial hatred after allegedly being photographed at an English Defence League rally with a tattoo on his ribs of a mosque being blown up.

39 year old Shaun Reah was held after a photo emerged of a man lifting his T-shirt at a demonstration in Birmingham on July 20. It showed a black mosque with the word "Boom!".

Reah was arrested by Northumbria Police on behalf of the West Midlands force. He has been released on bail.