world : Man arrested after Pride flag 'dumped in bin'

world : Man arrested after Pride flag 'dumped in bin'
world : Man arrested after Pride flag 'dumped in bin'

Thursday 13 June 2024 08:45 AM

Nafeza 2 world - A 24-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of theft after a Pride flag was dumped in a bin in Devon in what is being treated as a hate-related incident, police have said.

Devon and Cornwall Police said a Pride flag and a Royal Naval flag were stolen from the Oxford Street area of Dartmouth between 23:20 BST on 9 June and 10:40 BST on 10 June.

The force said both flags had since been recovered and officers were treating the theft as a hate-related incident.

It said the investigation was ongoing and asked people "not to speculate about this matter".

The flags had been flying outside the offices of the Dart Harbour & Navigation Authority, which previously said the incident showed "how important" Pride month was, adding: "Please join Dartmouth Pride in celebrating that all are equal. #lovewins."

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