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Police launch investigation into Dudley councillor's 'Islamophobic' tweets

By Richard Guttridge | Dudley | Crime | Published:

Police have confirmed they are investigating a councillor over allegations of Islamophobic comments on social media.

Councillor Colin Elcock, inset, represents Norton on Dudley Council

Councillor Colin Elcock, who represents Norton on Dudley Council, was suspended by the local Conservative Group last week after he was reported over posts on his Twitter account.

A report was also made to West Midlands Police.

A force spokesman said: "We can confirm we have received a complaint regarding comments made on social media and are investigating."

Councillor Elcock posted tweets, which have now been deleted, claiming Islam was "domination not integration" and asking whether people in Iran were "all on the dole".

He also responded to what appears to be a porn bot tweet of a woman's buttocks, commenting: "Bloody hell wow! Hello".

Dudley Conservative Group will hold a meeting on Saturday, January 25 to decide whether Councillor Elcock should face further disciplinary action.

Labour's Pete Lowe, a former leader of the authority, Labour councillor has called for Councillor Elcock to resign.

Richard Guttridge

By Richard Guttridge
Investigations Editor - @RichG_star

Investigations Editor for the Express & Star.

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