CTU

UPDATED 12/03/18 - Malicious Communications Inquiry

March 12, 2018

Police continue to investigate a number of reports of potentially malicious communications received across the UK.

Counter Terrorism Policing North East is coordinating the investigation at this time and is liaising closely with all forces who have had victims come forward in their area. Reports to Police to date indicate these letters have been received in the West Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, Leicestershire and Metropolitan Police force areas.

Detective Chief Superintendent Martin Snowden, Head of Counter Terrorism Policing North East said: "We take religious hatred extremely seriously and my officers will be carrying out a full and thorough investigation in response to these reports.

"These letters seek to cause fear and offence among our Muslim communities. They also seek to divide us. Yet in spite of this our communities have shown strength in their response to such hatred and in their support for each other.

"We continue to encourage anyone who believes they have been a victim of such an offence to contact their local police force on 101. We'd also appeal to anyone with any information about the individual, or individuals, responsible to call police in confidence on 0800 789 321."

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March 10, 2018

Police are investigating a number of reports of potentially malicious communications sent to individuals across the UK.

Officers are currently investigating the full circumstances surrounding these reports.

Counter Terrorism Policing North East are coordinating the investigation at this time and will consider any potential links to existing enquiries.

Enquiries are at an early stage and we'd encourage anyone who believes they have been a victim of such an offence to contact their local police force.

Call the confidential hotline on 0800 789 321
In an emergency, always dial 999

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