Barrow LGBT event attack threat: Man arrested

A man was arrested after an LGBT event became the target of threats, police said.

Cumbria Police received reports a man was planning to attack people at the event at the New Empire on Dalton Road, Barrow, on Friday night .

People were urged to consider staying at home as a precaution, but the venue made a statement on Facebook saying the evening would go ahead as planned.

A 19-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of threats to kill.

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