CCTV examined after sixth mosque attacked in Birmingham

23 March 2019, 14:47 | Updated: 23 March 2019, 16:39

A sixth mosque has been attacked in Birmingham.

Officers were called to the building on Cromer Road in Balsall Heath at 6.30am on Saturday, after getting reports of a window being damaged.

While CCTV is being examined, it is not believed to be connected to five further attacks on Thursday, West Midlands Police said.

A man who was arrested on suspicion of racially aggravated criminal damage following Thursday's attacks has been detained under the Mental Health Act.

The 34-year-old, from Perry Barr, handed himself in to a Birmingham police station on Friday and is not believed to be part of an organised group.

Though officers are not looking for anyone else in connection with Thursday's attacks, they say the investigation continues.

A 38-year-old man from Yardley, who was arrested after being detained by members of the community on Friday afternoon, will face no further action and has been released without charge.

"We continue to work in partnership with mosques and local communities around the West Midlands," said Assistant Chief Constable Matt Ward.

"There will be a visual police presence at key locations to offer reassurance to our communities.

"It is incredibly important that we unite together against those who seek to create discord, uncertainty and fear."

The mosques attacked on Thursday had their windows smashed between 1.25am and 3.15am.

They are:

:: Witton Islamic Centre, Witton Road, Aston

:: Masjid Madrassa Faizal Islam, The Broadway, Perry Barr

:: Al Habib Trust, Birchfield Road, Aston

:: Jamia Mosque, Albert Road, Aston

:: Ghousia Mosque, Slade Road, Erdington

:: Anyone with information on the attacks on Thursday should contact police via Live Chat on west-midlands.police.uk between 8am and midnight, or by calling 101.