Oldham Man arrested after pledging Support for NZ Attacker
By Tanveer Khatana
Manchester: A 24 Year old man from Oldham has been arrested by Greater Manchester Police. The Social Media (Facebook) post was reported to Greater Manchester Police after which they arrested the man.
The man posted on his Facebook Stauts “a big shout out to the guy that shot them Pa… one Love from Manchester… my friend when your picture released it will be my profile picture and that’s a promise” he wrote
The post was shared several time on social media as people were condemning such comments and asked concerned authorities to arrest the Man.
— G M Police (@gmpolice) March 16, 2019
In an Official press release Officers from GMP say they detained the Oldham man just before 2pm today on suspicion of sending malicious communications.
A GMP spokesman said: “This is a very difficult time for people. The events in New Zealand have reverberated around the world. Many people are in deep shock and are worried.
“It is at times like this that, as a community, we stand together.
“Where the law permits and people cross the line, we will take robust action, which may include arrest and prosecution.”
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