Charge over ‘Muslim heroin’ leaflet

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Anthony Bamber charged with incitement to commit religious hatred

DETECTIVES have charged a 53-year-old man from Preston over the distribution of a leaflet in Lancashire which claimed Muslims were responsible for the heroin trade.

Anthony Bamber, 53, of Greenbank Street, Preston, will appear at Preston Magistrates Court on August 12 charged with incitement to commit religious hatred.

Lancashire Constabulary said the charge followed advice from the Crown Prosecution Service.

Three other people arrested last year in connection with the investigation have been released from their police bail.

A 41-year-old man from Nelson, a 44 year-old man from Darwen, a and a 57-year-old man from Nelson were all arrested on Wednesday, November 19th 2008 on suspicion of the publication and distribution of written material intended to stir up racial hatred and the possession of racially inflammatory material.

However they were told last month they will not face prosecution.

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