Katie Hopkins to leave radio broadcasting role 'immediately'

Katie Hopkins to leave radio broadcasting role 'immediately'

Controversial broadcaster Katie Hopkins and LBC have agreed that she will leave the radio station "immediately", LBC has said.

They have parted company in the same week that she called for a "final solution" following the Manchester attack, which saw 22 people killed and dozens injured after a suicide bomber detonated a device as concert-goers left the Manchester Arena on Monday night.

Hopkins hosted a weekly show every Sunday on the station.

An LBC spokesman said: "LBC and Katie Hopkins have agreed that Katie will leave LBC effective immediately."

Hopkins, a former Apprentice contestant and now a columnist and broadcaster, caused outrage earlier this week with a tweet that appeared to reference the term used by the Nazis for the Holocaust.

The now-deleted tweet, made in the hours after the explosion, read: "22 dead - number rising. Schofield. Don't you even dare. Do not be a part of the problem. We need a final solution #Machester (sic)."

Complaints were made to the Metropolitan Police about Hopkins' tweet.

A spokesman for the Met said on Tuesday: "We can confirm that a complaint has been received by the Metropolitan Police Service on Tuesday, 23 May in relation to a tweet published on the same day.

"As is routine, the allegation will be reviewed and assessed by specialist officers."

The police have been contacted for an update.

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