More than a dozen churches have been sent “threatening letters” bearing a West Midlands postmark over a period of months. Threats were made to “petrol bomb” services and stab congregation members “one by one.”
BBC A priest from Sheffield described the letter he had received as “horrifying”. Parish priest Father Andrew Browne, of St Mary’s Church in High Green, Sheffield, received a letter on 4 January. He said: “It looked like just an ordinary handwritten letter on the outside. “But when I opened it and read what it said, the horror of what it could entail became clear.”
Fr Browne said he was told at least 15 letters had been received by churches nationally during a Bishops’ conference last week. He added West Midlands Police took over the investigation from the South Yorkshire force after discovering all the letters originated from the region. But one can only wonder what kind of an investigation this will be in West Midlands?
Police in West Midlands might soon allow Muslim police officers to wear full face-covering veils on duty
West Midlands Police in an effort to our PC even the most progressive police forces, say they may soon allow female Muslim officers to wear full face-covering veils despite the fact that it completely obscures their identity. The department said it has no barriers to officers wearing burqas on duty, and will be first to allow Muslim woman police officers to cover their faces on duty, making the UK one of the only countries, including Muslim majority countries that permits police to wear burqas.