Ex-policeman wins appeal over ‘transphobic’ tweets

Judges yesterday ruled College of Policing guidelines on “hate incidents” had a “chilling effect” on freedom of expression. Harry Miller, who describes himself as “gender critical”, was visited at work by an officer when a member of the public alleged that he had posted “transphobic” tweets. The force recorded the complaint as a “non-crime hate incident”. Guidance for police says that it is “any non-crime incident which is perceived, by the victim or any other person, to ­ be motivated by a hostility or prejudice”.

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