The original message reads: “re the last tweet. the PCSO was 13331 Mullard and the help of colleagues from the town team. Officers 1 Immigrants 0!!”
A hashtag followed the tweet: “We Will Catch Up With You”.
The tweet was greeted with users hurling abuse at the account with one claiming “this is one of the single worst tweets ever sent”.
“Surrey Police will not tolerate language which is derogatory or discriminatory and the officer who sent the tweet has been given words of advice.””
A Guildford Police statement
Twitter user Bijou Banton posted: “you are a disgrace and should be ashamed of yourselves. I hope this is some kind of joke.”
Tanya Dale tweeted “DISGUSTING, racism alive and kicking and on display, no more police just government minions.”
The account tried to redeem itself by deleting the tweet and apologising to those that it caused offence to.
Guildford Police posted apologies to each tweeter with messages like: “The language used in that tweet was inappropriate and has been removed. Apologies for any offence caused.”
It is believed the offence was caused by condemning immigrants in general and not those that are illegal.
One tweet said: “Suggest these officers trace their ancestry. #immigrants.”
“Surrey Police will not tolerate language which is derogatory or discriminatory and the officer who sent the tweet has been given words of advice.”
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