A BRITISH man has been arrested for allegedly posting photos of police and customs officers at the Gibraltar border online.
He has also been accused of calling officers torturers, and calling for protests at their homes.
The pictures were taken in La Linea, which borders Gibraltar, and were posted on a pro-Gibraltar website alongside an appeal to the citizens of the town to protest against them.
Accompanying text said: “They will torture your family members this weekend with delays of up to eight hours.”
He was arrested in Madrid by Guardia Civil officers from Algeciras, near Gibraltar. They are now investigating items found in a rucksack.
A spokesperson said: “The investigation began when agents discovered a web page in which photographs of officers of the Guardia Civil, National Police and the customs agency were published.
“In this publication they were called torturers and killers, and citizens were encouraged to carry out demonstrations against the agents at their homes.
“In addition, these comments were reiterated via different social networks and digital media.
“Investigators located the IP address of the computer from where the detained person made the commenatries, situating it at a location in Madrid.”
The Foreign Office is providing consular support.
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