ARMED COPS SWOOP ON BURKA BAN GASMAN IN DEBENHAMS

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CAM­PAIGN: Dunn wants to have burqas banned A GAS en­gi­neer was stopped by armed po­lice af­ter he changed into a burka in a High Street store and was then heard im­i­tat­ing loud prayer. Thomas Dunn, 57, left the Deben­ham’s store on Sun­day lunchtime and took off the burka.

He was ques­tioned and searched by po­lice in Ex­eter, Devon, af­ter they stopped him un­der the Ter­ror­ism Act – and then re­leased with­out charge.

He said he had dressed in the burka be­fore and it was part of his one-man cam­paign to ban the wear­ing of burkas in the UK.

He said: “I have al­ways been a lit­tle in­tim­i­dated by peo­ple wear­ing burkas and since all the ter­ror­ist at­tacks I think the Gov­ern­ment should ban any­one from cov­er­ing their faces as on CCTV it won’t pick up who they are.

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