United Kingdom man arrested for posting support of terror attack

UK Man held after pledging support to NZ terror attack

UK Man held after pledging support to NZ terror attack

A man has been arrested in Britain for posting support for the man accused of the Christchurch terrorist attacks.

The 24-year-old, from Oldham, was arrested on suspicion of sending malicious communications on Saturday afternoon, according to Greater Manchester Police (GMP).

A spokesperson for the police force said: "This is a very hard time for people".

"Many people are in deep shock and are anxious".

"Where the law permits and people cross the line, we will take robust action, which may include arrest and prosecution". "It is at times like this that, as a community, we stand together".

The man suspected of carrying out and livestreaming the attacks, Brenton Tarrant, 28, appeared in court in Christchurch on Saturday charged with one count of murder and was remanded until 5 April.

Social media firms and some news outlets have been criticised for sharing livestream footage of the attack and failing to address far-right extremism on their platforms.

The cloth was extinguished by Metropolitan Police officers in Southall and sent for forensic examination.