Counter terrorism officers arrest man over bomb threat at South Yorkshire mosque

A man is in police custody
A man is in police custody

Counter terrorism officers have arrested a man over a bomb threat at a Rotherham mosque.

The 43-year-old was arrested in Plymouth over a letter sent to the Jamia Mosque in Russell Street, Eastwood, on Monday, August 1.

The letter made reference to a bomb.

A North East Counter Terrorism Unit spokesman said: "At approximately 8am, a 43-year-old man from Plymouth was arrested under the Malicious Communications Act by officers from the North East Counter Terrorism Unit.

"He has been detained for questioning.

"Enquiries are ongoing."