This is the poster that was sent to us which seems innocuous except for the fact that the Shia element is underlined in the poster in a derogatory manner. So is the following statement:

“You have worked hard to buy your house and it is only fair that you know what is happening in your locality. The local authority will not advise you, will they!”

The bold text and the underlining of the term Shia has been deemed to be derogatory by the local Shia community and the leaflet has been crime referenced by the local force.

Such anti-Shia bigotry, whilst subtle, is unacceptable and we passed on the material to the relevant force. We also have to call the incident what it is, anti-Muslim bigotry albeit targeted at the local Shia community in the South West of the country.