POLICE: Birmingham mosque attacks NOT linked to far-right
The Birmingham mosque attacks are not being treated as acts of far-right extremism or terror, police have said.
Five mosques had their windows smashed with a hammer across the city in the early hours of Thursday 21 March.
A 34-year-old man from Perry Barr, Birmingham, handed himself into police on Friday and has been detained under the Mental Health Act.
West Midlands Police said it is not seeking anyone else in relation to attacks, and was satisfied they were not motivated by 'right-wing extremism'.
This did not stop the media from whipping up fear against the 'far right' in the interim.
It would be interesting to learn the ethnicity and religion of the perpetrator.