Archbishop of York Receives Racist and Threatening Emails

Country: United Kingdom

Date of incident: February 6, 2012

The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu received racist and threatening messages just days after he voiced his support for traditional marriage, sparking a police hate crime investigation.

The Archbishop’s office confirmed that North Yorkshire Police had been called in following a number of “abusive and threatening emails of a racist nature”. A spokeswoman for Dr Sentamu said: “Amongst many positive emails that he has received, there have been a small number of abusive and threatening emails of a racist nature which North Yorkshire Police are investigating as hate crimes.” Source: