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Explosion at Midlands mosque

Two people are being questioned by police after evidence of an explosion and debris was found at a mosque in Wolverhampton.

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Police evacuate Wolverhampton Central Mosque

Wolverhampton Central Mosque has been evacuated as part of a security alert into attacks on mosques in the local area. In a statement, police said:

As a result of urgent enquiries underway as part of the investigation into the attacks near mosques in Walsall and Tipton, information has been received regarding a possible device activation on 28 June at Wolverhampton Central Mosque, Waterloo Road, Wolverhampton.

This new information has resulted in an evacuation of the mosque and the surrounding area at around 8 pm this evening (Thursday 18 July). This measure is in place to ensure the absolute safety and security of our communities.

A number of specialist and local police officers are at the scene and a military bomb disposal team is en route.

A number of road closures are in place.

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