Police Give Muslims In Cells Compasses to Pray Towards Mecca

July 1, 2009

Author: Mark Reynolds

Source: Daily Express


Police will issue a compass to all Muslims detained in cells – so they can face Mecca when praying.

To make sure they face the holy site, the Norfolk force has already painted the ceiling of some cells to point them in the right direction.

Chief Inspector Roger Wiltshire, head of custody services, said either a ceiling compass would be painted or hand-held compasses would be issued to detainees.