Man charged with offences ‘intended to stir religious hatred’ over alleged FB posts
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Wednesday February 08 2017
The West Sussex County Times reports on the court appearance of a man charged with posting comments on Facebook “intended to stir up religious hatred”.
Nigel Pelham, 49, is alleged to have posted comments on the social media site calling for the introduction of a “bomb a mosque day” and telling people to “put a Muslim on top of a bonfire”.
Pelham appeared before Worthing Magistrates’ Court charged with “eight counts of publishing threatening written material intending to stir up religious hatred between February 24 2015 and November 16 2015.”
Pelham was arrested on 30 March 2016 after Sussex Police received reports on 21 March about the alleged posts.
Pelham denied the charges. He was granted conditional bail and told to appear at Lewes Crown Court on March 7.