Man charged with 'inciting racial hatred' on Twitter after Brussels attacks

Matthew Doyle was charged after racist comments were posted on Twitter, police said.

Police have charged a man with a public order offence after a message was posted on his Twitter profile about confronting a Muslim woman over the Brussels attacks.

Matthew Doyle, 46, from South Croydon, has been charged with publishing or distributing written material which is "threatening, abusive or insulting, likely or intended to stir up racial hatred".

He will appear in custody at Camberwell Green Magistrates' Court on Saturday, the Metropolitan Police said.