WOOLWICH TERROR ATTACK: Police warning over online comments

NEWS: The Gainsborough Standard
NEWS: The Gainsborough Standard

Lincolnshire Police have issued a warning for people to be careful when posting online comments in relation to the Woolwich police investigation.

Officers raided a house on Hotchkin Avenue in Saxilby, near Gainsborough, yesterday morning in connection with the suspected terrorist killing of soldier Lee Rigby on Wednesday.

It is thought that Muslim convert Michael Adebolajo - one of the suspects in the attack - was registered as living at the address in 2003.

“We would urge people to consider the very real impact of their online comments in relation to this matter,” said a Lincolnshire Police spokesman.

“We have received a number of reports from local members of the public about tweets and Facebook comments that could potentially incite racial hatred and violence.”

“These are currently being investigated.”

“If such communications are reported to us and they do breach the law, those messages may be monitored, captured and robust police action will be considered.”