Officers investigating a report of online threats towards an individual in the Derry / Londonderry area have arrested a 30-year-old man.

The report is being treated as a racially-motivated hate crime. 

The man attended Strand Road station today, Sunday 5th May, where he was subsequently arrested on suspicion of harassment, threats to kill and improper use of a public electronic communications network.

He remains in custody at this time. 

Local policing Inspector Craig said: "I want to assure the public that we take reports of online threats and harassment extremely seriously. I would encourage anyone who has been the victim of such behaviour to contact police on 101, or on 999 in an emergency.”