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Police To Investigate Collin Brewer’s Comments To Disability News Service

May 14, 2013

A piece of progress, UK readers.

Police officers have confirmed they are looking in to comments made by controversial Cornwall councillor Collin Brewer last week, in which he compared disabled children to deformed lambs.

A spokeswoman confirmed today the police had received a number of complaints about Mr Brewer following an interview with Disability News Service published on Friday. 

In the interview, Mr Brewer, who was re-elected by just four votes at the recent council elections, also repeatedly raised concerns about the “burden” of disabled children and compared the costs of looking after them to the maintenance of public toilets.

The Wadebridge East councillor had resigned from the former council before the recent elections after it was revealed in February that he told a charity worker in 2011 that disabled children should be put down.

A second protest against him by campaigners, following one last Wednesday, has been scheduled in the wake of the fresh comments and Cornwall Council leaders moved to distance themselves from them last night.

Devon and Cornwall police today confirmed to the Western Morning News that they had received a number of complaints about his comments and would be investigating them to see if an offence had occurred.

A spokeswoman said: “We are aware of the update and people have contacted us. This matter has now been formally reported to Devon and Cornwall police.

“We will now look in to the comments made to see if an offence has been committed and will be contacting those who have reported this matter to us to update them.”

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  1. May 14, 2013 8:09 pm

    Reblogged this on kickingthecat.

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