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Arrests in Leamington Spa gurdwara wedding stand-off

An interfaith wedding was said to be the cause of the dispute

By: Eastern Eye Staff

The police on Monday (September 12) said they had “contained” the situation at a West Midlands gurdwara after an eight-hour stand-off with a gang of sword-wielding men who opposed a mixed faith marriage. Warwickshire Police said 54 accused were being given bail until next month, while a 30-year-old man remains in custody as investigations continue over weapons used during the incident. The force made 55 arrests on charges of “aggravated trespass” after clashes involving armed officers at Gurdwara Sahib in the town of Leamington Spa. They were responding to reports of a gang of men carrying “bladed weapons” disrupting the…

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