PC Mansoor Gul - Twitter limerick

Edward Williams made this Freedom of Information request to Humberside Police and Crime Commissioner

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Dear Humberside Police and Crime Commissioner,

BACKGROUND:
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/01...

A docker from Humberside has been investigated by police over a limerick he posted on Twitter after an officer claimed it constitutes a ‘hate incident’ against transgender people.

Harry Miller, 53, from Lincoln was contacted on Wednesday by a community cohesion officer following a complaint that had been made about the plant and machinery dealer’s social media posts.

Citing 30 potentially offensive tweets, the PC singled out a limerick Mr Miller had retweeted which questioned whether transgender women are biological women. It included the lines: "Your breasts are made of silicone, your vagina goes nowhere."

Even though no crime was committed, sharing the limerick online was recorded as a ‘hate incident’.

PC Mansoor Gul told Mr Miller: “I’ve been on a course and what you need to understand is that you can have a foetus with a female brain that grows male body parts and that’s what a transgender person is.”

REQUEST:
1.I would like all data held relating to the PC Mansoor Gul contacting Mr Miller regarding him retweeting a limerick.

Yours faithfully,

Edward Williams

SPOC PCC, Humberside Police and Crime Commissioner

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Dear Mr Williams, I refer to your recent Freedom of Information requests submitted to the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Humberside on 28th January 2019 in which you requested all data held relating to the PC Mansoor Gul contacting an individual regarding him retweeting a limerick

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