WOOLWICH TERROR ATTACK: Lincoln man remanded in custody over Facebook comments

A man charged with malicious communications over comments he made on Facebook about the Woolwich terror attack investigations has been remanded in custody.

Benjamin Flatters, 22, of no fixed abode, Lincoln, appeared before Lincoln magistrates yesterday morning (Saturday 25th May 2013).

He was remanded in custody to appear before Skegness Magistrates on Wednesday 29th May 2013.

Met Police searched a house in Hotchkin Avenue, Saxilby, near Gainsborough, on Thursday 23rd May.

It is thought that terror suspect and Muslim convert Michael Adebolajo lived there around 2003.

Adebolajo remains under arrest in hospital after he was shot by police on Wednesday.

He, along with Michael Adebowale, is suspected of murdering soldier Lee Rigby in a terror attack near Woolwich Barracks the same day.

Lincolnshire Police has warned people to be careful what they post on social media websites.

“We have received a number of reports from local members of the public about tweets and Facebook comments that could potentially incite racial hatred and violence,” said a spokesman.

“These are currently being investigated. If such communications are reported to us and they do breach the law, those messages may be monitored, captured and robust police action will be considered.”