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6 arrested in England on hate charges

By the CNN Wire Staff
  • The men appeared to burn two Qurans, film it and post the video online, police say
  • The action is "not representative of our community," police and the city council say
  • The men are out on bail pending further investigation

London, England (CNN) -- Police arrested six men in northern England on suspicion of stirring racial hatred, they announced Thursday.

Two of the men were arrested September 15, and the other four were held September 22, after the posting online of what appeared to be a video of two Qurans being burned.

The incident seems to have taken place in the northwestern English city of Gateshead on September 11, Northumbria police said in a statement.

It was filmed and uploaded to the internet, they said.

The action "is not at all representative of our community as a whole," Northumbria Police and Gateshead Council said in a joint statement.

All six men are out on bail pending further inquiries, police said.

CNN's Antonia Mortensen contributed to this report.