Heanor man arrested in connection with racist Twitter message allegations

Posted on 19th January 2014

Derbyshire Constabulary can confirm that officers from the force have assisted Police Scotland by arresting a man who is suspected of sending offensive tweets.

Officers arrested the 26-year-old Heanor man this morning on suspicion of committing a racially aggravated public order offence.  Members of the public in Edinburgh had complained about the content of some Twitter messages linked to the disappearance of three-year-old Mikaeel Kular.

The man was questioned and released on police bail while the Crown Prosecution Service considers the case.

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