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Man charged over east London 'gay free zone' stickers

  • 12 May 2011
  • From the section London
'Gay-free zone' stickers
Image caption Homophobic stickers appeared in four locations in east London

A man has been charged in connection with homophobic stickers which were put up in east London.

Mohammed Hasnath, 18, of Leamouth, Tower Hamlets, is accused of a public order offence relating to harassment, alarm or distress.

Four stickers with the message "Gay free zone" appeared at Bow Church DLR station, Whitechapel, and on a bus, British Transport Police said.

The stickers appeared between 11 and 14 February.

Mr Hasnath, who remains on bail, will appear at City of Westminster Magistrates' Court on 1 June.

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