Lincoln man charged over alleged racist Facebook comments

Police have charged a 22-year-old Lincoln man in relation to comments posted on the social media website Facebook.

Officers said Benjamin Flatters, of no fixed abode, had been charged with “an offence of malicious communications” in relation to “alleged racist Facebook comments”. He was arrested last night and has been remanded in custody. He will appear at Lincoln Magistrates’ Court tomorrow.

Lincolnshire Echo, 24 May 2013

Update:  See “Lincolnshire man appears in court over Woolwich attack Facebook comments”, Lincolnshire Echo, 15 May 2013

Update 2:  See “Man accused of malicious Facebook comments remanded in custody while clarification sought over child sex offences”, Skegness Standard, 29 May 2013