UK: EDL members arrested in mosque bomb plot

UK: EDL members arrested in mosque bomb plot

Via Daily Mail:

Seven men were arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to blow up a Bournemouth mosque.

The men, six of whom are members of the England Defence League, were taken to Poole and Southampton police stations for questioning before being released without charge.

Among those arrested was EDL member John Broomfield, 27, who was pulled from his stationary vehicle after armed police opened fire on his van in Corfe Castle village.

This article was prepared by the Islam in Europe blog -

A spokesman for Dorset Police said: 'Dorset Police can confirm that as part of an investigation surrounding threats to a Bournemouth mosque a total of seven people were arrested for conspiracy to cause an explosion.

'Following an investigation police can now confirm these people have been released without charge.'

He added: 'One of the people arrested was detained safely by armed officers in the Corfe Castle area.

'We've been working very closely with the Muslim community and our local safer neighbourhood teams have been providing advice and reassurance throughout.

'At this stage there is no indication whatsoever that any of the mosques in Dorset are under threat of attack.'


Broomfield, the head of the Dorset EDL, said yesterday: 'While travelling home from work I was stopped and arrested by armed police.


Of the alleged plan to blow up the mosque, he added: 'There has been no conspiracy, there has never been any conspiracy.


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