Arrest over mosque blast tattoo seen at Birmingham EDL rally

Picture of a tattoo at the EDL rally on 20 July The man was pictured at an EDL rally in Birmingham

A man photographed at an English Defence League rally with a tattoo on his ribs of a mosque being blown up has been arrested on suspicion of stirring up racial hatred.

The 39-year-old man from South Shields, South Tyneside, was arrested following the protest in Birmingham on 20 July.

A man was pictured at the rally with a tattoo of a mosque with the word “boom!” on it.

Officers said the arrested man had since been released on bail.

He was arrested by Northumbria Police on Friday on behalf of West Midlands Police.

The force made a total of 20 arrests following the rally – and counter-protest – off Birmingham’s Broad Street earlier this month.

Police said up to 2,000 people gathered at two locations in the city centre.



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