Scotland / 16-05-2012
Arrests over antisemitic remarks on Facebook
Giffnock - Almost 50 police officers raided seven addresses after complaints from members of the Jewish community in Giffnock.
It followed a number of offensive posts on a page entitled: "Welcome to Israel, only kidding you're in Giffnock."
The six people arrested were charged with a breach of the peace with religious and racial aggravations.
One other man was detained and later released without charge pending further inquiry.
Ch Insp Alan Murray, of Strathclyde Police, said: "This was a very complex and protracted inquiry that required assistance from many departments of Strathclyde Police and the support of the procurator fiscal at Paisley.
"I hope it clearly demonstrates that Strathclyde Police will not tolerate hate crimes of any kind.
"It should cause anyone who believes they can get away with this sort of behaviour to think again."