A Tower Hamlets Muslim group has been forced to cancel a family event at Legoland this weekend following threats from a far right group.
The Tower Hamlets based group Muslim Research and Development Foundation had planned a private fun day event at the resort this weekend.
However Legoland announced the event: “Had to be cancelled due to threats from right-wing groups made against the resort.”
Legoland announced that they “sadly” accepted temporary closure on the advice of the police to ensure the safety of staff and guests.
The threats were made over phone, email and social media and the resort’s Facebook page has been suspended following an onslaught of offensive messages.
Thames Valley police said that an investigation is underway to determine whether any criminal offence has been committed by the right-wing organisation.
A police spokesperson said that they are looking into: “Offences committed under the Malicious Communications Act (1988) in connection with offensive messages posted on social media.”
More than one thousand Muslim families were expected to attend the day at the resort. Many members of the foundation have expressed disappointment and anger at the resorts decision to cancel the private event.
The resort will still open for the new season as planned to the public on March 14.