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No charge for man arrested after abusive comments made about mosque attack

The van used in the attack belonged to a Pontyclun company Credit: Victoria Jones/PA Wire/PA Images

A man arrested after abusive comments about the Finsbury Park attack were made on social media, has been freed without charge.

South Wales Police detained a 37-year-old man after a tweet was posted stating: 'shame they don't hire out steam rollers or tanks could have done a tidy job then'.

The man behind the tweet is alleged to be Richard Evans, the son of one of the directors of Pontyclun Van Hire - whose vehicle was used in the attack.

Lee Evans, who runs the van business, said he was "shocked and saddened" by the attack.

I want to condemn in the strongest possible terms these ill-considered Twitter comments, which in no way reflect my own view or indeed those of anyone else in the family.

The attack in Finsbury Park was shocking and cowardly.

Together with all the staff at Pontyclun Van Hire, I am doing everything I can to assist the Metropolitan Police in their inquiries.

– Lee Evans

Following consultation with the Crown Prosecution Service, a 37-year-old man who was arrested on suspicion of displaying threatening, abusive or insulting written material with the intent/ likelihood of inciting racial hatred, has since been released without charge.

South wales Police would like to remind the public that use of social media carries responsibilities.

Before posting comments, it is advisable to consider what impact those comments will have on other people and whether the post could be breaking the law.

– South Wales Police

Darren Osborne, 47, from Pentwyn, Cardiff, is being held on suspicion of the commission, preparation and instigation of terrorism, attempted murder and murder.

Police have been granted until Saturday to question him at the South London Police station where he is being held.

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Welsh faith leaders form human chain in solidarity with Muslim community

Faith leaders from across Wales met at the at Darul Isra Mosque in Cardiff on Monday evening to form a human chain in a display of solidarity with the Muslim community.

Those in attendance included Arch Deacon Peggy Jackson, Rev Michael John (area Dean for Llandaff), Dr Eva Elliot (Cardiff University and Canton Uniting Church), Father Tony Furlong (St Peters RC Church), Rabbi Rose (Cardiff United Synagogue) and Jon Cox (CitizensUK).

Cardiff address searched in connection with London mosque attack

Searches are being carried out at a property in Cardiff Credit: ITV News

Searches are being carried out at a residential address in the Cardiff area in connection with the London mosque attack, Scotland Yard have said.

A 47-year-old man, named locally as Darren Osborne from Cardiff, who was arrested over the attack has been further arrested on suspicion of the commission, preparation or instigation of terrorism including murder and attempted murder.

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