Police question Katie Hopkins over allegations Sun column 'incited racial hatred'

Controversial Sun columnist Katie Hopkins has been quizzed by police investigating allegations of "racial hatred", it was revealed last night.

Katie Hopkins

Hopkins and her solicitor attended a London police station last week to be interviewed over an article about the refugee crisis in which she called for 'gunships' to be used, and wrote: "Make no mistake, these migrants are like cockroaches. They might look a bit ‘Bob Geldof’s Ethiopia circa 1984′, but they are built to survive a nuclear bomb."

The police probe is understood to be a result of a complaint by the Society of Black Lawyers.

A spokesperson for the Metropolitan Police told The Drum: "We received allegations of incitement of racial hatred following an article published on 17th April. A special inquiry team of the homicide and major crime command are investigating it. On Thursday 30th July a 40-year-old woman attended a central London police station by appointment and was interviewed under caution. She was not arrested. That investigation is ongoing."

News UK declined to comment when contacted by The Drum. Hopkins' spokespeople have also been contacted. At the time of publication the article was still available on the Sun's website.

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