A Kent man has been arrested after allegedly putting a picture of a burning poppy on Facebook. Kent Police said the man, from Aylesham, was arrested on suspicion of malicious telecommunications and was last night in police custody awaiting interview by officers.
The arrest came after thousands of people wore poppies yesterday at services across the country to mark Remembrance Sunday.
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South West Trains is helping to support the Royal British Legion's 2012 Poppy Appeal. The London train operator will this week undertake activities to help staff and customers honour and remember Service personnel who have lost their lives in the line of duty.
South West Trains has agreed that uniformed Armed Forces personnel can travel free of charge on its services on Wednesday (31 October) and Thursday (1 November). This will assist serving and former servicemen and women travelling to London to take part in London Poppy Day on Thursday.
Poppy appeals are being launched across the region to help the armed forces and their families.
Last year 40 million pounds was raised for the Royal British Legion to support military personnel in need - and this year the target is even higher. Today Hampshire's appeal got off to a flying start - as Christine Alsford reports.