Barrow LGBT attack threat: Man arrested by counter-terrorism unit

A 19-year-old man held on suspicion of threats to kill after an LGBT event was targeted has been further arrested by the counter-terrorism unit.

A man was arrested on Friday night following reports a man was planning to attack people at the event at the New Empire on Dalton Road, Barrow.

Police said following further inquiries the North West Counter Terrorism Unit would now lead the investigation.

Officers said it had not been declared a terrorist incident.

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