Woking man charged in connection with social media comments about Drummer Lee Rigby

A WOKING teenager has been charged in connection with comments placed on a social media website following the murder of British soldier Lee Rigby in Woolwich.

Mohammed Mazar, 19, of Balmoral Drive, has been charged with an offence of improper use of public electronic communications network under section 127 of the Communications Act 2003.

Drummer Rigby, 25, was brutally attacked and killed by two men in south east London on Wednesday.

The father-of-one, from Manchester, had fought in Afghanistan with the 2nd Battalion The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers.

Neighbourhood Superintendent Matt Goodridge said: “Surrey Police will not tolerate language used in a public place, including on social media websites, which causes harassment, alarm or distress.

“Anyone who witnesses such behaviour should report the incident either by calling 101 or by using the online incident reporting service at www.surrey.police.uk.

“The Surrey Police Twitter and Facebook accounts are not monitored 24 hours a day and should not be used to report crime or suspicious incidents.”

Mazar has been released on bail and is due to appear at South West Surrey Magistrates Court on June 11.


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