Fifteen churches in the UK received threatening anonymous letters
Over the past eight weeks, fifteen churches in the United Kingdom have received anonymous handwritten letters threatening petrol bomb attacks and mass stabbings unless they stopped providing their usual services.
Supermarkets have also been the object of similar hostile correspondence.
A letter, sent to a church in Sheffield, South Yorkshire states: “Stop all your services straight away if you don’t your church will be petrol bombed while in service. Continue behind closed doors and your congregation members will be stabbed one by one. Blood on your hands. You have been warned.”
The churches in question did not comply with the requests, but police vigilance in the areas was increased.
A police investigation has begun and, at the time of writing, inquiries are ongoing.
According to the BBC News, each letter bore a West Midlands postmark.
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