Explosion at third mosque

Police have confirmed they have found evidence of an explosion and debris at a mosque in Wolverhampton.

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Police issue new appeal for witnesses to mosque bombs

Police have issued a new appeal for witnesses to the mosque bomb blasts as they continue to question two men in connection with the attacks.

There have been three bombs left at mosques in the Black Country.

We continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding the three explosions and are appealing to anyone who may have seen anything suspicious to contact us.

We do not underestimate the impact this will have on communities across the West Midlands.

The support of all communities has been fantastic with wider faith communities coming together to show solidarity.

– Marcus Beale, Assistant Chief Constable, West Midlands Police

More time to question men after mosque bomb attacks

West Midlands Police counter terrorism officers have been given more time to question two men who have been detained in connection with the three explosions near mosques in the

Black Country.

The men aged 25 and 22 were arrested in Small Heath on Thursday and were detained under the Terrorism Act.

The extension was granted by Westminster Magistrates Court and now gives officers seven days to question the Ukrainian nationals.


Mosque explosion: Police appeal for witnesses

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

Roads re-opened after mosque terror alert in Wolverhampton

Roads have been re-opened after a terror alert at a mosque in Wolverhampton last night.

Army bomb disposal teams were called to Waterloo Road after it emerged an explosive device may have been left there.

Officers say it follows new information obtained as part of the investigation into explosions near mosques in Walsall and Tipton.

The mosque is still closed off.


Roads closed in Wolverhampton

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.

  • Dunstall Avenue
  • Dunstall Hill
  • Dunstall Road
  • Waterloo Road
  • North Road
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