A man who allegedly posted violent threats on his Facebook page saying he had ‘no worries about ending the life of any Muslim’ and a video of a man urinating on the Quran has been arrested.

63-year-old Eric King

63-year-old Eric King was arrested on suspicion of publishing threatening written material intending to stir up religious hatred.

King posted a statement on his Facebook page on September 15 saying: “Why are we being forced to except [sic] all these immigrants, they are the scum of the world I hate every one of them, I have no worries about ending the life of any Muslim, they are more than happy to end the lives of all white people, the day is coming when we the white true people of the UK will revolt and take the country back.”

Later on the same day he posted: “Islam needs to be wiped off the face of the earth, if that means killing all Muslims, so be it”.

Eric King, 63, is accused of sharing other vile content including a video of a man urinating on the Quran.

A local man who complained about Mr King’s post, but did not want to be named, said: ‘I was dismayed to see on Facebook that Eric King so publicly was keeping up his hateful campaign.

‘The violent threats towards Muslims worry me greatly having friends and knowing people of that faith live locally. I would expect them to speak up regarding Islamic extremist and I don’t see Mr King’s hate speech any differently.’

Police said: ‘A 63-year-old man from St Austell was arrested on suspicion of publishing threatening written material intending to stir up religious / sexual orientation hatred.

‘The suspect has now been released under investigation pending further enquiries to be carried out.’