Katie Hopkins issues grovelling apology to mosque over ‘inaccurate’ attack post

Katie Hopkins has taken to social media to post a grovelling apology for incorrectly claiming the Met police were attacked outside Finsbury Park mosque.

The former Apprentice star, who was banned from Twitter earlier this year, shared the humiliating open letter on her official Instagram page.

Posting to her 116,00 followers, Katie wrote: "Dear Sirs, Following our recent correspondence, I am happy to correct the inaccuracies contained in my tweet of 8 May 2020.

"On that date I retweeted a video of a violent scene, of five men attacking the Metropolitan Police with the comment:'Finsbury Park mosque just after 8pm. Officers attacked. 5 representatives of the Religion of Peace arrested. Zero media coverage'."

Correctly her incorrect report, Katie, 45, continued: "Having now been informed of the factual inaccuracies of that tweet I am perfectly happy to correct the record to reflect the fact that the incident was not occurring outside Finsbury Park mosque but two streets away in Blackstock Road.

"I am genuinely sorry for any offence or hurt felt by Finsbury Park Mosque for this clear factual error and I am happy to put the record straight."

The outspoken columnist added: "Furthermore, it cold be inferred from my Tweet that the aggressors in this altercation with the Metropolitan Police were members of the Finsbury Park Mosque.

"I offer my sincere apologies to the mosque for this incorrect inference and the offence or hurt felt by it."

Highlighting the good work the mosque has been involved with during the pandemic, the mum-of-two added: "Distributed food parcels to the most vulnerable in the local community and have set up a helpline for counselling and bereavement support and initiated a campaign in Finsbury Park area including Blackstock Road to education the community about the importance and social distancing."

She signed off the post: "I would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the contributions made by the Mosque to society."

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In June Katie was permanently banned from Twitter after breaking rules on "abuse and hateful conduct".

A spokesperson for the social media platform said at the time: "Keeping Twitter safe is a top priority for us – abuse and hateful conduct have no place on our service and we will continue to take action when our rules are broken.

"In this case, the account has been permanently suspended for violations of our Hateful Conduct policy."

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