Croydon Man Who Confronted Muslim Woman After Brussels Attack Is Arrested
A man from Croydon who tweeted about stopping a Muslim woman in the street and asking her to "explain Brussels" has been arrested.
Matthew Doyle, 46, was referring to the sickening terrorist attacks carried out on Tuesday at Zaventem airport and a nearby Metro station. At least 34 people were killed and 198 were left injured.
The tweet, which has since been deleted, said: "I confronted a Muslim women yesterday in Croydon. I asked her to explain Brussels. She said "Nothing to do with me." A mealy mouthed reply."
The ridiculous post went viral after being retweeted hundreds of times and the 46-year-old PR worker was trolled by the good people of the internet.
Scotland Yard said: "We have arrested a 46-year-old man on suspicion of inciting racial hatred on social media.
"He was arrested tonight at an address in Croydon and remains in custody at a south London police station."
Words by Sian Broderick
Image credit: Matthew Doyle via Twitter