An Exeter 'campaigner' was stopped by armed police after he was spotted changing from a Western clothing into a burqa in a high street store and was then heard imitating prayer loudly. After leaving Debenhams, Thomas Dunn, of Exeter, took off his burqa and was questioned and searched by police in Queen Street at 12.30pm on Sunday. He was stopped under Section 43 of the Terrorism Act and was released without charge.

The 57-year-old gas engineer told DevonLive.com he had dressed in a burqa on a few other occasions recently as part of his one-man campaign to ban the wearing of burqas in the UK.

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