Northamptonshire man arrested after ‘hateful’ leaflets distributed around neighbouring county

Witnesses can call police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111
Witnesses can call police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111

A man from Northamptonshire has been arrested after leaflets condemning homosexuality and non-Christian religions were distributed to a number of homes.

The 53-year-old of Corby, Northamptonshire, was arrested on suspicion of stirring up racial hatred on the grounds of religion or sexual orientation.

The leaflets were delivered to a number of homes in Rugby, Warwickshire.

Police are advising people not to share the leaflet on social media.

A spokesman for Warwickshire Police said: “We would advise against this on the grounds that you could be committing an offence under section 29 of the Public Order Act 1986.”

Last year similar leaflets were distributed to homes in Northampton.