Man arrested in connection with George Floyd death image

A 26-year-old man has been arrested in Fife after an image allegedly mocking Mr Floyd's death appeared online.

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A man has been arrested by officers in Fife in connection with a social media image allegedly mocking the death of George Floyd in the US.

Police Scotland said the 26-year-old man was arrested on Tuesday and inquiries into the incident continue.

Mr Floyd, 46, died in police custody after a white officer held him down by pressing a knee into his neck in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on May 25, sparking international protests as part of the Black Lives Matter movement.

He could be heard pleading for air in videos filmed by onlookers.

One of the officers involved, Derek Chauvin, has been charged with third degree murder and manslaughter and is due in court next week.

A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: “Officers in Fife have arrested a 26-year-old man in connection with an image relating to the death in the United States of George Floyd which has been circulating on social media.

“Inquiries into the incident, which was reported to Police Scotland on Tuesday June 2 2020, are ongoing.”