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    A man suspected of sending a letter with a bomb threat to a mosque has been detained in Yorkshire, England, South Yorkshire Police said Friday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Earlier in the month, local media reported that the Jamia Masjid Abu Bakr mosque in the English city of Rotherham had received a bomb threat signed with the number 1488 which neo-Nazi groups are believed to use.

    "At approximately 8am [07:00 GMT] this morning, Friday 19 August, a 43-year-old man from Plymouth was arrested under the Malicious Communications Act by officers from the North East Counter Terrorism Unit," the police statement reads.

    According to the statement, police are currently interrogating the suspect.

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