3 ex-Labour Party members arrested in anti-semitism case

The Metropolitan police have made three arrests in an investigation prompted by a dossier detailing antisemitic social media messages allegedly posted by Labour party members.

In a statement, Scotland Yard said that two men and a woman had been arrested during March on suspicion of publishing or distributing material likely to stir up racial hatred. Each has been released pending further inquiries.

It is understood the people arrested were Labour members or suspended from the party at the time the complaint was made but are no longer members.