BBC shows Nazi im­age call­ing for mur­der of Prince Harry

Irish Independent - - World News - Hannah Fur­ness LON­DON

THE BBC has been ac­cused of com­pro­mis­ing the safety of Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle af­ter it shared neo-Nazi pro­pa­ganda call­ing for the death of “race traitors” on its web­site.

An im­age, fea­tur­ing Harry and pub­lished in an on­line news story, has been taken down from the BBC web­site af­ter a di­rect com­plaint from the royal house­hold.

Prince Harry and Prince Wil­liam are both aware of the pic­ture and un­der­stood to be very con­cerned about the se­cu­rity im­pli­ca­tions. The im­age shows Harry with a gun pointed to his head, a swastika, and the words: “See ya later, race traitor.”

It was pub­lished on the BBC News web­site as part of an in­ves­ti­ga­tion into a far-right group called the Son­nenkrieg Divi­sion, head­lined “Bri­tish Neo-Nazis sug­gest Prince Harry should be shot”.

Three peo­ple were ar­rested over the in­ci­dent, with prop­er­ties in Bath, Leeds, Lon­don and Portsmouth searched.

Yesterday, po­lice con­firmed an 18-year-old man from Portsmouth had been charged with five of­fences re­lated to en­cour­ag­ing ter­ror­ism.

A 17-year-old boy from Lon­don has been charged with five of­fences re­lated to en­cour­ag­ing ter­ror­ism, while a 21-year-old man from Bath, has been re­leased on bail. (© Daily Tele­graph Lon­don)

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