Oldham man arrested for Facebook post ‘supporting’ New Zealand mosque terror attack


A person from Oldham has been arrested after posting a Fb message which “supported” the New Zealand mosque terrorist assault, police mentioned.

The 24-year-old, who has not been named, was held on suspicion of sending malicious communications.

Ffity individuals have been killed and 48 extra injured in shootings at two mosques within the metropolis of Christchurch on Friday. A 28-year-old Australian, Brenton Tarrant, has since appeared in court docket charged with homicide.

Referring to the UK arrest, a press release launched by Greater Manchester Police mentioned the drive “grew to become conscious of a submit on social media making reference and assist for the horrible occasions in New Zealand.”

It added: “Police have made pressing enquiries and a person aged 24 from the Oldham space is now underneath arrest on suspicion of sending malicious communications.

“This can be a very troublesome time for individuals. The occasions in New Zealand have reverberated world wide. Many individuals are in deep shock and are anxious. It’s at occasions like this that, as a neighborhood, we stand collectively. The place the regulation permits and other people cross the road, we are going to take strong motion, which can embrace arrest and prosecution.”

The motion comes as forces throughout the UK have been attending mosques this weekend to reassure congregations.

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Assistant Chief Constable Russ Jackson, of GMP, mentioned: “It’s clear that individuals are anxious and we actually perceive that… It’s really horrible what occurred yesterday. It’s exhausting to place into any type of phrases.”

He added: “Now we have nothing to recommend any risk regionally, however none of this will diminish how individuals really feel and that’s the reason we need to be there to supply extra assist at this troublesome time.”

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