The Archbishop of Canterbury, The Most Revd Justin Welby, has said today outside a Leicester mosque, that 'communities will not be divided' following the attack on a British solider in Woolwich on Wednesday afternoon.
Lincolnshire Police have issued a warning on their website, saying they have received a number of reports from members of the public about social media posts that could potentially incite racial hatred and violence.
This comes in the wake of the Woolwich terror attack on Wednesday, and the subsequent investigation of a property in Saxilby in Lincolnshire.
Police say the posts are currently being investigated and that if they breach the law 'those messages may be monitored captured and robust police action will be considered.'
Nottinghamshire Police say they are responding to 'concerns' in communities, after the Woolwich terror attack in London on Wednesday.
On a statement on the police force's website, it says:
"The attack in Woolwich is a prime example of an incident which has understandably affected and unnerved people across the country, if not the world. It would be remiss of us not to respond to potential concerns in our communities.
"As always, we are doing all we can to keep you safe.
"There have been no incidents reported in Nottinghamshire as a result of Wednesday’s events in Woolwich[...]
"We will not tolerate any actions that may cause harassment or fear in our communities or compromise the safety of the public."
Police in Lincolnshire have received a number of reports about tweets and Facebook comments that could potentially incite racial hatred and violence, in connection with the ongoing investigations in Saxilby.
The comments are currently being investigated. If they are found to be illegal, these messages may be monitored, recorded and police action considered.