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News: UK

Tue 5 Apr, 2011
By Sam Bristowe


These stickers are divisive in nature and so we would encourage anyone with information to contact our colleagues at BTP to help identify the perpetrators

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Police have released a CCTV image of a man thought to be connected to the East London anti-gay campaign stickers that were plastered around popular areas to the East of the Capital.

An image of a hooded man at Bow Church DLR station has been released in connection to the posters that asked for a “gay-free zone” placed in areas such as Shoreditch, Poplar and Whitechapel.

The posters, which read: "Arise and warn. Gay free zone.

Verily Allah is severe in punishment,” prompted members of the community to attempt to stage an East End LGBT Pride this April however the event was later cancelled.

According to the BBC Det Con Elaine Sexton of British Transport Police (BTP) said: "These stickers are offensive and we are keen to identify the man in the images as we believe he has information which may assist the investigation."

Local police force of Tower Hamlet has also asked many to come forward to identify those responsible. Supt Mark Wolski, from Tower Hamlets Police also reportedly told the BBC: "These stickers are divisive in nature and so we would encourage anyone with information to contact our colleagues at BTP to help identify the perpetrators."

 

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