English Defence League supporter wants to bomb Asian restaurants
LONDON April 24: A man who allegedly threatened to bomb Asian restaurants and carry out an 'Oslo-style' attack has been arrested, according to a group which monitors the English Defence League.
Northumbria Police said a 29-year-old man from South Shields, South Tyneside, named locally as Kenny Holden, was held for questioning on Saturday on suspicion of assault and possessing racially inflammatory material.
He has been bailed pending further inquiries, a force spokesman said, accroding to Daily Mail.
According to the EDLNews website, which claims to 'reveal the truth about the English Defence League', a man posted on Facebook that he had 'got a pipe bomb just 4 Ocean Road' - an area of South Shields known for its curry houses.
The writer abused Muslims and then added: 'GIVE ME A GUN AN AL DO YOU ALL OSLO STYLE'.
The website claimed the man held by police was a member of the EDL.
Norwegian gunman Anders Behring Breivik is currently on trial for mass murder after killing 77 people last July. His Oslo car bomb killed eight before he went on to massacre 69 more people on Utoya Island.
Holden - who is believed to be a member of the EDL’s South Shields division - was arrested on suspicion of assault and possessing racially inflammatory material on Saturday before he was bailed pending further inquiries.