EDL members arrested over suspected mosque bomb plot

Several English Defence League members were sensationally arrested last week by police investigating an apparent plot to bomb a British mosque.

Tim Ablitt, partner Tanya, Alfred and Tracy Saint, and a man known only at this stage as “Poole Knight” were arrested by officers in Dorset on Thursday evening and held for 24 hours while police investigated their potential involvement in an bomb plot thought to involve Bournemouth mosque.

The five EDL members and two non EDL females had PCs and phones confiscated, and their homes searched.

All arrestees were released, apparently without charge, on Friday. “Poole Knight” claims he has his car tyres shot at by police.

One Million United, 26 July 2010

Update:  See also the Bournemouth Echo and the Guardian.