BNP Koran burning charge dropped

A Public Order Act charge against British National Party member Sion Owens, who was arrested over the weekend for burning a copy of the Koran in his garden and posting a video of the act on the internet, was dropped this morning.

Owens had been arrested for incitement to religious hatred under Section 29 of the Public Order Act. However, it is understood that permission for such a prosecution had not been sought from the Attorney General, as is required.