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I had an incident and received racial abuse on Twitter and

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Hello i had an incident and received racial abuse on Twitter and derogatory insult s about my race also stereotyping some hateful speech if i wanted to ask a solicitor to prosecute is there a time limit for when it was said

When did this happen?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
This week
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Do i have 6 months it's unclear on cps
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Why does it matter about the exact date

You could make a report to the police.

Actually if it is racially aggravated then there is no time limit.

However, to be wholly honest, with all the cuts in the police budget it is quite unlikely some unacceptable comments on Twitter are going to be given much attention. I'm very sorry but that just isn't the best use of public funds.

Can I clarify anything for you?


Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I understand ok thanks very much but there is no time limit if it happens again i was reading CP's and it seemed to suggest 6 months so i was confused

There is a time limit for most communication offences of 6 months.

Racially aggravated stuff is either way though so not subject to that.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Ok thanks

No problem and all the best.

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