Girl arrested for ‘burning Koran and posting footage on Facebook’

A BRITISH teenager has been arrested on suspicion of inciting religious hatred after she allegedly burnt a copy of the Koran and posted footage of the incident on Facebook.

The girl, 15, has been bailed pending further inquiries.

Police also arrested a 14-year-old boy on suspicion of making threats over Facebook. He too has been bailed pending further inquiries.

The girl is accused of burning an English-language version of the Islamic holy book at her school in Sandwell, near Birmingham in central England.

A police spokesman said: “The local neighborhood team have strong links with the school and have been working closely with key partners from the community and the local authority to resolve the matter locally.

“Police will investigate and monitor any crime reported by individuals who may have been targeted.”

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