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No action over Facebook Koran burning girl

No action is to be taken against a teenage girl in the West Midlands who burnt a copy of the Koran, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has said.

The 15-year-old girl, from the Sandwell council area, was arrested last month on suspicion of inciting racial hatred.

Action will also not be taken against a 14-year-old boy arrested on suspicion of making threats against the girl.

The CPS said that after discussions it felt it was not in the public interest to prosecute either of them.

In a statement, the CPS said the reviewing lawyer had felt there was sufficient evidence for a realistic prospect of conviction in each case but had also considered whether the public interest required a prosecution of a final warning.

Both teenagers involved were of previous good character, the statement said, so after discussions with police and community groups, it was felt that it was not in the public interest to prosecute.

The girl was arrested after allegedly posting the video, filmed on her school premises, on Facebook.

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