JK Rowling won’t be prosecuted after police look into complaints about social media post


JK Rowling’s comments about new hate crime laws “are not assessed to be criminal”, police have said, as they confirmed no further action would be taken.

The Harry Potter author dared police to arrest her on social media over the legislation that came into force in Scotland.

The new measures aim to tackle the harm caused by hatred and prejudice, extending protections from abusive behaviour to people on grounds including age, disability, religion, sexual orientation and transgender identity.

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