Police investigate possible hate crime over anti-Islam letters

Source: The Guardian

West Yorkshire police confirm reports of letters advertising ‘Punish a Muslim Day’

 

Police officers
 Counter-terrorism police are coordinating an investigation into the reports. Photograph: Christopher Thomond/the Guardian

Police are investigating a possible hate crime after reports that anti-Islam letters were posted across the country.

West Yorkshire police confirmed they had received about six reports of letters advertising “Punish a Muslim Day”.

They had received a couple of letters for further analysis to determine the full circumstances and their possible origin.

A police spokesman said: “Counter-terrorism policing north-east are coordinating the investigation at this time and will consider any potential links to existing inquiries.

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