Mum investigated by police for ‘potentially hateful’ stickers

A mother has been investigated by police after she posted pictures of stickers with slogans criticising transgender ideology on social media.

Suzy Ireson, 51, posted the images on Facebook, prompting trans activists to accuse her of placing the stickers and trying to stir up hatred online.

The stickers included one reading “Modern Day Witch Hunts I Refuse to Bow Down” and another that said “Don’t flush our rights down the toilet. Protect single sex spaces.”

Hate crime

Ireson told the Daily Mirror she was spoken to by officers at her holiday let in Torquay.

“I asked what crime was committed. They said they weren’t sure, but it was to do with stickers on the seafront.”

A spokesman for Devon and Cornwall Police said “officers deemed it appropriate to give words of advice to the individual on this occasion. No further policing action is being taken at this time.”


In 2018 a police investigation into a ‘sticker protest’ along Crosby beach in Merseyside was described as “chilling” by feminist campaigner Dr Julia Long.

The investigation came after women’s group Liverpool ReSisters distributed crude stickers bearing the slogan “women don’t have penises” to raise awareness of how self-declaration could lead to the violation of women’s privacy in single-sex spaces such as changing rooms.

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