Newcastle man charged with inciting racial hatred

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Nathan Thompson is scheduled to appear in court next month

A Newcastle man has been charged with inciting racial hatred following an investigation by counter-terrorism police.

Nathan Thompson was arrested when officers searched a residential property last July.

The 24-year-old, of Whickham View, has also been charged with making malicious communications.

He has been released on bail and is due to appear at Newcastle Magistrates' Court on 4 March.

Counter-Terrorism Police North East said his arrest followed an "intelligence-led operation".

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