Police appeal for information after man arrested on suspicion of ‘stirring hatred’ with offensive leaflets in Rugby

The police, air ambulance and ambulance service were at the scene
The police, air ambulance and ambulance service were at the scene

Police investigating the suspected distribution of offensive material in Rugby are appealing to the public for information.

An investigation was launched after the police received a number of complaints regarding potentially offensive material being put through the letterboxes of people living in the town in March.

A 53-year-old man was arrested on March 19 in connection with this incident and a police investigation is ongoing.

He was arrested on suspicion of stirring up hatred on the grounds of religion or sexual orientation and bailed until April 20.

Officers are now appealing for information regarding another incident in December 2014.

PC Paula Ketley said: “In addition to the incident in March, it has been brought to our attention that a man may have been distributing offensive material in the car park of Tesco on Leicester Road, Rugby, on the afternoon of December 29 2014 and we would like anyone with information to contact us.”

The man is described as being a white male, in his early 50s, wearing long brown robes.

If anyone has any information that may help police with their investigation they can call 101 and quote reference 167 of December 29 2014.

Alternatively, information can be provided anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org