'Faith crime' inquiry into anti-homophobic police advert
POLICE are investigating the Gay Police Association (GPA) after an advert it placed in a newspaper claimed a rise in homophobic attacks was due to religious belief.
An advert, showing a Bible next to a pool of blood under the heading "in the name of the father", appeared in a national newspaper's supplement.
The Metropolitan Police said the inquiry "centres on whether the advert constitutes a faith crime".
The GPA, which has members in all 52 UK police forces, yesterday refused to comment while the matter was still under investigation.
Scotland Yard said the inquiry was prompted by a complaint by a member of the public.
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