Second woman is investigated by police over transphobic comments

A second woman is being investigated by the police following allegations that she made transphobic comments on social media, the Telegraph can reveal.Womans’ rights campaigner, Kellie-Jay Keen-Minshull, has been interviewed by two separate police forces after being accused of committing a hate crime by Susie Green, who runs a charity helping transgender children.The news comes after it emerged that devout Catholic, Caroline Farrow, had been asked to attend an interview by the Surrey force, for allegedly using the wrong pronoun to refer to Ms Green’s transgender daughter.Ms Keen-Minshull, a mother of four, said investigating people because of their legally held views was a complete waste of police time.The 44-year-old was first interviewed by West Yorkshire Police last year, on suspicion of malicious communication, following a complaint from Ms Green, who runs the Mermaids charity.Two officers travelled to Wiltshire where she lives, and questioned her for several hours over six Tweets she had posted.That case was eventually closed with no further action, despite officers undertaking a victim’s review following a request by Ms Green.But she has revealed that she is now the subject of a second police investigation, this time by the Wiltshire force. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Caroline Farrow is being investigated by Surrey Police Caroline Farrow is being investigated by Surrey PoliceCredit:REX/Shutterstock Susie Green is a trans rights campaigner who runs the Mermaids charity Jackie Green, 25, became the youngest person in Britain to transition when she changed her sex from male to female aged 16.Ms Keen-Minshull, who set up the charity, Standing Up For Women, admitted that her comments on YouTube were uncompromising, but said she is perfectly entitled to express them.She said she was still waiting to hear from the police whether she would be charged over the remarks.She said: “I think it is outrageous that the police are wasting valuable time investigating people because their views might not be liked by some people. It is McCarthyist and it is terribly frightening.”The police are keen to show that they are incluisve by flying rainbow flags and wearing rainbow laces in their boots, but what really matters is that they are there when somebody is the victim of a homophobic attack. It seems they are struggling to work out what their priorities are.”Meanwhile Ms Green has said she has now withdrawn her complaint to Surrey Police over the actions of Mrs Farrow. The conservative Catholic commentator, was contacted by Surrey Police on Monday asking her to come in for an interview over a series of comments she had made towards Ms Green on Twitter. Susie Green is a trans rights campaigner who runs the Mermaids charityCredit:REX/Shutterstock Ms Keen-Minshull explained that she had been interviewed by police at the end of January on suspicion of harrasment following two YouTube clips she posted in which she criticised Ms Green for supporting her daughter’s transition.

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