Man bailed over 'poppy burning'

A man from Aylesham in Kent has been arrested for posting an image of a burning poppy on a social network site. He has been released on police bail.

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Man arrested over "poppy burning"

Poppies have been a symbol for Remembrance for nearly a century Credit: Leon Neal/PA Wire

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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