UK arrests 5 over racism on internet

2012-04-19 20:01

London - British police arrested five men on Thursday on suspicion of posting racially inflammatory material to social networking sites.

Police have seized computers, laptops and mobile phones from seven locations, including the suspects' addresses and two other places, the North-East Counter Terrorism Unit said.

The suspects arrested include a 43-year-old from North Tyneside in northeast England; a 46-year-old from nearby County Durham; an 18-year-old from Merseyside, northwest England; a 21-year-old from Barnsley in northern England and a 56-year-old from London.

Police said that two men, the 43-year-old from North Tyneside and the 56-year-old from London, have since been released on bail, while the three others remain in custody.

The unit said all five men were arrested "on suspicion of publishing or distributing written material which may stir up racial hatred".

Police would not confirm British media reports that the men were linked to a far-right group called the North West Infidels, which describes itself on its website as an alliance of "right wing nationalists, patriotic and loyalist groups".

A message on the group's Facebook page on Thursday said: "Heads up if you have posted any thing you might get in trouble for delete it now... while you still can."

  • AnthonyfromAfrica - 2012-04-19 20:26

    If they did this here, 3/4 of comments about Malema, Zuma and starvation,would be effected !!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Kevin - 2012-04-19 22:03

    Our Police cells wouldn't be able to cope if our police arrested racists in SA.

      Gestoffle - 2012-04-19 22:12

      From both sides I hope?

  • Boy Bana - 2012-04-19 22:29

    @kevin. it is said a devil recognises another devil. it sounds so apt to you

  • Maximus - 2012-04-19 22:50

    Another example of how UK like so many other nations are continually trying to please the degenerate minority groups. It's so sad when the natural citizens of a country are continually scrutinized because of these minority peasants. UK has turned into a dump with it's over compensation for these low life minorities. Amazing how these men are arrested for total bull, while 4 black females walk free after beating a woman on the street, even though it was caught on CCTV.

      Ask - 2012-04-20 02:28

      @Maximus - you so right; you are a degenerate minority here....

      ludlowdj - 2012-04-20 09:39

      Lets not forget the Muslim sex ring that targeted underage white girls that was never released to the public as the British police feared it would raise tension. Or the fact that the BBC not only lied about whites being involved in their recent riots when they weren't or even their latest admission that the salute used by Beivick is not only not a "right wing" anything, but is in fact the left wing salute made famous by Nelson Mandela on his release, not to mention black groups internationally.

      Ask - 2012-04-20 10:16

      @Ludlowdj - The biggest sex ring in the world is run by the Vatican... and other degenerate majorities with the same faith... Your SA flag is turning into a Swastika... the colour red is appearing... this is very disrespectful of you. I say it again, the only low life Degenerate minorities are you and the likes of you... Wherever you colonised, you created genocide... name me one country that you colonised and did NOT murder, plunder, or steal... you will do it again...

      Justanother Numty - 2014-08-22 13:26

      @ AskJoe ma, so exactly how many of you were in Africa when the Colonizers arrived? Around 10 million in the entire African continent? And now, around 50 million in South Africa alone? We all know what happens to the locusts and the ants.......

  • Daniel Spengler - 2014-08-22 14:15

    Do not give them the victim card. Given the current social climate, the victim card trumps all.

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