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Man held under Mental Health Act over UK mosque attacks

A man arrested on suspicion of racially aggravated criminal damage after attacks on five mosques across the city of Birmingham earlier this week has been detained under the UK s Mental Health Act, West Midlands Police said on Sunday. The 34-year-old handed himself into a Birmingham police station on Friday after counter-terrorism officers launched an investigation into the smashing of windows and vandalism at five mosques in the city. Local police said that while its investigation continues, they are not seeking anyone else in connection with the attacks and do not believe the man arrested was part of any organised network. Another 38-year-old man arrested after being detained by members of the community on Friday afternoon will face no further action and has been released without charge, West Midlands Police said in a statement. We continue to work in partnership with mosques and local communities around the West Midlands. There will be a visual police presence at key locations to ..

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