Northumbria Police do not seem to be very busy these days as they have devoted dozens of hours of police time to speak to those who write ‘offensive’ remarks about Muslim grooming gangs on Facebook.
A spokesman from Northumbria Police said: “As a result of a complaint, we can confirm we looked into a number of comments posted on the force’s Facebook page.
“Following an investigation, which has now concluded, we spoke to two males as voluntary attenders and visited a further four people in their homes, and provided them with words of advice.
“All expressed their remorse and stated that the intention of their comments was not to cause concern or to be offensive and have acknowledged the words of advice provided.”
“Northumbria Police posted a series of articles on its Facebook page following the conviction of 18 people after an investigation into sex exploitation in Newcastle’s West End.
However, the force received a complaint after a number of comments were left on the page, referring to the race and religion of the perpetrators in the case.
An investigation was launched and police have now traced six people who were behind the posts deemed to be offensive and potentially criminal.”
The spokesman added: “We would like to make it clear that we will not tolerate the posting of offensive remarks and we will take all reasonable steps to remove them and take appropriate action.
“We would also like to take this opportunity to remind people using social media that they should do so responsibly and ensure they do not post anything which could be considered offensive.”
What a crazy world we live in. People are no longer allowed to state the obvious truth online without being questioned by the police.
I do not know exactly what these individuals said, however.
MP Sarah Champion blasts Corbyn and FLOPPY LEFT for ignoring race of sex grooming gangs
Sarah Champion was forced out of the Labour party for speaking out against grooming gangs run by mainly Britsh Pakistani men
Interviewed in today’s Times Ms Champion said: “For too long we have ignored he race of these abusers and, worse, tried to cover it up.
“No more. These people are predators and the common denominator is their ethnic heritage.
“We have to have grown-up conversations, however unpalatable, or in six months’ time we will be having this same scenario all over again.”
She added: “If I’m on the floppy left, to be accused of racism is probably the worst thing you can call me.
“That fear will motivate me to step away from a lot of topics I’d maybe tackle head on if I didn’t have that phobia.”
It shows the true colours of the Labour party if they are not willing to allow their own senior MPs to speak the truth.
It is refreshing to see MPs speak out about these issues.
People presume they will be labelled ‘racist’ if they even mention anything to do with the Rotherham grooming gangs.
Six men of Pakistani origin were jailed in February for multiple sex crimes between 1999 and 2001 in Champion’s constituency of Rotherham with a report commissioned in the wake of the scandal revealing at least 1,400 children had been sexually exploited in the town.
UKIP MEP Jane Collins welcomed the statement of the Rotherham MP.
She said: “I was appalled that Sarah was fired from the Labour front bench for saying what we all know: that the grooming of young girls in Rotherham was predominantly done by Pakistani Muslim men: that was spelled out in the Jay report.
“I am disgusted that Labour have once again failed to put constituents ahead of their own core supporters and I don’t see how Ms Champion’s views can knit with her own description of her colleagues.”