Man who confronted Muslim woman to 'explain' Brussels is arrested

A man whose tweet about confronting a Muslim woman about the Brussels terror attacks and getting a "mealy mouthed reply" which spawned scores of parodies has been arrested by police.

Matthew Doyle is being questioned on suspicion of inciting racial hatred on social media.

A message posted on his Twitter profile on Wednesday morning stated: "I confronted a Muslim woman yesterday in Croydon. I asked her to explain Brussels. She said 'Nothing to do with me'. A mealy mouthed reply."

The message went viral and was widely mocked on Twitter, with many users parodying it.

Three suicide bombers killed at least 31 people in explosions at an airport and Metro station in Brussels on Tuesday morning.

The Islamic State group, also known as Daesh, has claimed responsibility for the attacks.