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"Sickening" hate post sparks arrest of man in Camelford

"Sickening" hate post sparks arrest of man in Camelford

Published by Helen Down at 6:05pm 16th June 2020. (Updated at 8:44am 17th June 2020)

A man Camelford has been arrested after a post was spotted on Facebook targeting the black community.

Devon and Cornwall Police say the 37-year-old suspect was taken into custody. 

It is after local officers were alerted to a social media post that they have described as "sickening".

Police say that racial hatred is not acceptable in any form and they will be pushing for the toughest outcome.

The man was detained on suspicion of an offence under the Communications Act and has since been released on bail until July 18th.

"We were alerted to a sickening Facebook post yesterday relating to hatred towards our black communities. I am please to announce the suspect is now in custody and having to face up to the reality of their actions.

"We will be pushing for the toughest outcome possible.

"Racial hatred in any form is not acceptable and we will continue to take a very robust stance."

Camelford Police

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