Man Charged With Sending Racially Aggravated Messages To UK Based Brexit Campaigner Gina Miller

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A man has been charged with sending racially aggravated messages directed at Brexit court campaigner Gina Miller.

Rhodri Colwyn Philipps, 50, from Knightsbridge, was charged on Tuesday with sending malicious communications with racially aggravated factors, the Metropolitan Police said.

Miller, 51, complained of receiving a series of racist messages following her decision to spearhead the legal challenge, which resulted in an historic supreme court defeat for the government over Brexit in January.

The Guyana-born mother of three became the face of the first successful legal battle against Brexit, but said in a radio interview that it had resulted in her becoming “apparently the most hated woman in Britain”.

Philipps was arrested by officers from the Met’s Operation Falcon on 25 January after a complaint was received concerning alleged threats made online against a 51-year-old woman.

He has been bailed to appear at Westminster magistrates court on 4 April.

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