UK cops interview Muslim boy, 10, after spelling error
London — Police have dropped an investigation of a 10-year-old Muslim boy who mistakenly wrote that he lived in a “terrorist house” rather than a “terraced house” — a British term for row houses.
The boy’s school had notified authorities about his statement because of a law requiring schools to report any possible links to extremism.
Lancashire Police said in a statement Wednesday that a police officer and a social worker visited the boy at his home in Accrington because of the misspelling.
Police said: “There were not thought to be any areas for concern and no further action was required by any agency.”
The boy’s name has not been released.
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