Katie Hopkins to leave role on LBC radio station 'immediately'

Katie Hopkins - Credit: Ross Parry
Katie Hopkins - Credit: Ross Parry
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Controversial broadcaster Katie Hopkins is to leave LBC with immediate effect days after she called for a "final solution" following the Manchester terror attack.

LBC tweeted earlier this morning to confirm that Hopkins would leave the radio station "effective immediately" following the comments.

Hopkins called for a "final solution" following the Manchester attack, which saw 22 people killed and dozens injured after a suicide bomber detonated an explosive 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.