Nick Griffin's Twitter account suspended as police investigate accusations he tweeted gay couple's address and urged supporters to demonstrate outside their home
The BNP leader is alleged to have published the address of Michael Black and John Morgan on the social networking site and called for a demonstration to be held outside their home
Nick Griffin’s Twitter was suspended yesterday amid a police investigation into alleged comments he made about a gay couple at the centre of a landmark legal ruling.
The BNP leader is alleged to have published the address of Michael Black and John Morgan on the social networking site and called for a demonstration to be held outside their home. The Twitter account appears to have been reinstated today.
Last night Cambridgeshire Police said it was investigating the incident and Dyfed-Powys Police said it was liaising with the force.
The alleged tweets, under the username @NickGriffinMEP, followed Mr Black, 64, and his 59-year-old partner Mr Morgan's win against the owner of bed and breakfast accommodation who refused to let them stay in a double room because of her religious views.
One of the tweets read: “So Messrs Black & Morgan, at [ADDRESS DELETED]. A British Justice team will come up to Huntington & give you a...bit of drama by way of reminding you that an English couple's home is their castle. Say No to heterophobia!”
The couple, from Brampton, near Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, sought damages from Susanne Wilkinson after she would not let them have the room at the Swiss Bed and Breakfast in Cookham, Berkshire, in March 2010 despite them having made a reservation and paid a deposit.
The Cambridgeshire Police spokeswoman said: “We have received a number of calls in relations to the tweets and are looking into the complaints we have received.
”Officers will also visit the men mentioned in the tweets as part of our inquiries.“
One of the tweets included a home address, she confirmed.
The case at Reading County Court concluded the couple had suffered unlawful discrimination.
At the time, Mr Black, an exams consultant and writer, protested at their treatment but the owner refused to allow them to stay as it was ”against her convictions“.
Mrs Wilkinson, a married mother-of-four, considered that providing a double bed to the couple, who are not in a civil partnership, would involve her in promoting what she believed to be a sin, namely sexual relations outside heterosexual marriage, the court heard.
Recorder Claire Moulder found that Mr Black and Mr Morgan, a computer consultant, had been the victims of direct discrimination.
The @NickGriffinMEP Twitter account seemed to be up and running this afternoon.
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