UK: Statement from the Diocese of Lancaster

Shortly before 1pm on Friday 16 October 2020, a 20-year-old man was arrested by Lancashire Constabulary officers on suspicion of a racially aggravated assault following an incident during a funeral at Lancaster Cathedral.

Due to the nature of the incident, the man was later arrested under the Terrorism Act 2000 (TACT). He has since been detained under the Mental Health Act.

Counter Terrorism Policing North West are currently investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident alongside colleagues from Lancashire Constabulary.

Enquiries are ongoing.

Statement Ends.

The Rev Stephen Pearson

Cathedral Dean