BTP arrest man in connection with ‘racist Pakemon’ stickers in London
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Monday December 05 2016
The London Evening Standard last week reported on the arrest of a 46 year old man in connection with the ‘racist Pakemon’ stickers which were identified at bus stops, cashpoints and at tube stations in the capital.
The stickers, which mimic the popular Pokemon game, feature various British Muslims each bearing a different bounty of “terror points” for their capture.
London Mayor, Sadiq Khan, is portrayed on the sticker as “HamasKhan” with further subtext stating he “believes that Londoners should learn to accept Islamic terrorism while he is mayor.” The sticker puts the reward for his capture at 200 “terror points”.
British Transport Police confirmed that a man was arrested on suspicion of inciting racial hatred on Thursday 1 December.
A BTP spokesman said: “The arrest, which was supported by officers from the Metropolitan Police, is in connection with the appearance of racist ‘Pokémon’ style stickers on the London Underground and at bus stops throughout the capital.
“The man remains in police custody as enquiries continue.”