Woman arrested after posting “no bookings” from Muslims on Beauty Salon FB page
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Monday November 16 2015
The Evening Standard reports that a woman has been arrested after posting a message on the Facebook page of her Beauty Salon in Bicester, Oxfordshire, stating she would no longer accept Muslim customers.
Thames Valley Police have arrested a 43 year old woman after an alleged “racially abusive” post was reported to the police.
The woman, who has not been named, is said to have posted a message on her Facebook page in response to the Paris massacre stating:
“Blinks of Bicester are no longer taking bookings from anyone from the Islamic faith whether you are UK granted with passport or not.”
“Sorry but time to put my country first.”
Thames Valley Police have issued a notice to state that a woman was been arrested under “section 19 and the Public Order Act which relates to the display of written material which is threatening, abusive or insulting with the intention of stirring up racial hatred, and for producing malicious communications.”
Sgt Steve Dixon, Team 3 response sergeant at Bicester, said: “Thames Valley Police treats all allegations of racial aggravation very seriously and will always take steps to investigate them.
“Anyone who has information about such offences should call the 24-hour police enquiry line on 101”.
The Evening Standard adds that the Equality Act 2010 prohibits businesses in the UK from discriminating on grounds of religion or belief in the sale of goods and services.