Cumbria

'Koran burning' suspect held in Carlisle

A man has been arrested after police received reports that a copy of the Koran was being burned in the centre of Carlisle.

Cumbria Police said they attended an incident in the city's English Street on Wednesday afternoon.

A spokesman said a 32-year-old man was arrested at the scene and the remains of a book seized.

The man was arrested on suspicion of using racially aggravated threatening words or behaviour.

The spokesman added: "A member of the public reported the incident.

"The man remains in police custody where he is helping officers with their inquiries."

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