Kent Police arrest Poppy Burner

#1
Some halfwit who thought it 'clever' to post a piccy on FB of him burning a poppy feels plods wrath. The free speechers are out in droves saying Kent over reacted, They probably did, but, in this instance I don't fucking care. Hopefully, now he's been named, the little shit will be too scared to leave his house!

Bouncebanana will be along shortly!!!


Police have arrested a man after a picture of a burning poppy was posted on Facebook.

From The Wail

A man, named locally as Linney House, 19, was arrested on Remembrance Sunday after the image of a Royal British Legion paper poppy being held to a cigarette lighter was posted online.
Underneath was written: 'How about that you squadey (sic) c****.'
The image of a Royal British Legion paper poppy being held to a cigarette lighter was posted online on Sunday. Kent police confirmed that a 19 year old man, from Aylesham, was arrested on suspicion of 'malicious telecommunications' on Sunday and remains in custody. A picture believed to be Linney House, the man who is said to have been arrested, posted online. The words were superimposed by a third party The move has prompted a Twitter outcry with users criticising police for 'abusing civil liberties'.
The Facebook profile for the user has now been removed.

A Kent Police spokesman said officers would interview the man this morning.


He said: 'A man is due to be interviewed by police this morning following reports that a picture of a burning poppy had been posted on a social media website.

'Officers were contacted at around 4pm yesterday (Sunday, 11 November 2012) and alerted to the picture, which was reportedly accompanied by an offensive comment.

'Following an investigation by Kent Police a 19-year-old Canterbury man was arrested on suspicion of an offence under the malicious communications act. He is currently in custody.'

David Allen Green, a journalist and lawyer for the New Statesman, tweeting as Jack of Kent, wrote: 'Dear idiots at @kent_police, burning a poppy may be obnoxious, but it is not a criminal offence.''
 
#3
David Allen Green needs to do some research on The Malicious Communications Act 1988 section 1.

Burning a poppy might not be a criminal offence but the sending to another of any article which is indecent or grossly offensive is against the law and I for one am grossly offended if that might help get the guy a few weeks in the pokey.
 
#4
So presumably if he'd burned, say, a copy of the Koran, the Bible or the Talmud, the civil liberty crowd would be jumping to his defence against the police "abusing his civil liberties" after he'd said "How about that you sky-pixie believing c****?" No, I thought not.
 
#6
David Allen Green needs to do some research on The Malicious Communications Act 1988 section 1.

Burning a poppy might not be a criminal offence but the sending to another of any article which is indecent or grossly offensive is against the law and I for one am grossly offended if that might help get the guy a few weeks in the pokey.
I think 'visible representation' and 'insulting' from S5 POA might do the trick as well, but I'm old and useless, and might be wrong.
 

CanteenCowboy

LE
Book Reviewer
#8
So, the burning of a poppy is not illegal, fair one, but the posting of this on facebook/twitter is? As other poster mentioned because it's offensive? What else is deemed offensive? Does anybody know or is it a case by case basis?

Serious question by the way I'm not taking the piss or out for a quick wah.
 
#11
Mr (or Ms) Scum,

Are you equating the RBL to a a major world faith?

"Royal British Religion", have to admit it has a ring about it - and as many rabid fanatical followers.
 

CanteenCowboy

LE
Book Reviewer
#14
So let me get this straight…

Millions died for the right to freedom of expression etc, and the Plod arrest some twat for expressing said freedom, albeit in an obnoxious fashion, on the day of remembrance for the millions who died to ensure those freedoms?

ETA:

Picture of Mr House in da house





and the incendiary poppy

A lefty moron thinks burning a poppy is a clever thing to do #edl #evf #canterbury please RT « Casuals United Blog

Actually looks if Mr House is about to lose his innocence in a rather disturning 'menage a' trois', maybe the incident scarred him.......
 
T

Tremaine

Guest
#17
Linney House, 19, is obviously mentally deficient, and taking numerous substances. He is offensive though, as any serving or ex serving folk may agree, but we don't get too excited or dramatic about these things. Stuff like "freedoms" and frothy "observations" we leave to never served clever cnuts. See?
 
#19
Does anyone think he might have found his girlfriend/boyfriend being tag-teamed by half the Army?
That sort of thing upsets people

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