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Matthew P Doyle Charged Over Brussels Attacks Tweets

For publishing or distributing material which is likely or intended to stir up racial hatred.

25/03/2016 10:04 GMT

The man who confronted a random Muslim woman in Croydon demanding an explanation for the Brussels terror attacks has been charged.

He was arrested on Wednesday after posting comments on his social media accounts.

Doyle was charged on Friday with publishing or distributing written material which is threatening, abusive or insulting, likely or intended to stir up racial hatred.

One of Doyle's tweets in the wake of the Brussels attacks.

The 46-year-old, from South Croydon, will appear at Camberwell Green Magistrates Court on Saturday, the Metropolitan Police said.

Scotland Yard said he was charged after an investigation by officers at Croydon Police Community Safety Unit.

At least 34 people were killed and 270 injured in the attacks in Brussels on Tuesday morning.

Prosecutors have confirmed the Brussels bombings, which the so-called Islamic State has claimed responsibility for, were linked to the Paris attacks in November.

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