Police investigate Nick Griffin's rant about B&B gay couple
BNP leader back on Twitter after publishing couple’s address and calling for demonstration at their home
NICK GRIFFIN was temporarily suspended from Twitter and investigated by police yesterday following a rant against a gay couple at the centre of a landmark legal ruling.
The BNP leader published the address of Michael Black and John Morgan on Twitter and called for a demonstration to be held outside their home.
Black and Morgan won a court case on Thursday against a B&B owner who refused to let them stay in a double room because of her religious views.
Yesterday, under the username @nickgriffinmep, Griffin sent a series of tweets about the couple. He said: ''So Messrs Black & Morgan, at [their address]. 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!''
Award-winning human rights and LGBT campaigner Peter Tatchell described the tweets as "menacing" and said they were "likely to cause fear/alarm" to Black and Morgan, while Louise Mensch, former Conservative MP for Corby, said Griffin had sunk “to new depths".
TV presenter Phillip Schofield noted that it was a "good job" nobody had posted Griffin's address on Twitter. "Or all tolerant, moderate, 21st Century, caring, open-minded individuals could stand outside his door and tell him what a medieval odious turd he actually is!"
Cambridgeshire Police last night told The Daily Telegraph it was investigating the incident and Dyfed-Powys Police said it was liaising with the force. Twitter users trying to access Griffin's account were subsequently told it had been suspended.
But Griffin returned to Twitter this morning, with no apology in sight. "If you get burgled & police don't want to know, just tweet something Peter Tatchell can claim to be offended by. Plod will be round in minutes!" he wrote.
Meanwhile, the gay couple involved do not appear to be too concerned by Griffin's comments. Black told the BBC that his comments were a "damp squib" that would "fizzle out" and added: "It would be difficult for people to gather as we live in a small village and there's nowhere to park."