Transphobia guidelines ‘contrary to freedom of expression’, court hears

The way police record “non-crime hate incidents” against transgender people has “a chilling effect” on freedom of expression, the High Court has heard.

Former police officer Harry Miller was contacted by Humberside Police in January following a complaint about alleged transphobic tweets.

The court heard he was told he had not committed a crime, but his post was being recorded as a “hate incident”.

He is taking action against the College of Policing and Humberside Police.

Mr Miller, from Lincolnshire, claims the guidelines breached his human rights to freedom of expression.

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