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Lancashire pub manager under fire over ‘racist’ posts on Facebook

Written by on June 12, 2020

Claims have been made against a pub manager in Preston after a number of ‘racist’ posts were shared on his Facebook profile.

LancsLive was contacted by concerned members of the public over posts from Dom-Lee Daly, general manager of Beam and Brycg in Bamber Bridge.

One of the posts, which was publicly available when he was contacted – but later deleted, included a joke about the death of George Floyd who died at the hands of police in Minneapolis.

When contacted for a comment, Mr Daly denied his association with the pub and claimed that his profile had been hacked during this time.

His LinkedIn account lists him as the ‘general manager’ for the Bamber Bridge establishment and other posts to Facebook show a recently completed renovation project he conducted at the currently closed pub.

After he was contacted for a comment Mr Daly blocked the reporter from social media and deleted the posts, which were screengrabbed by LancsLive.

One of the complainants who made contact about the posts, said: “Its pretty disgusting the stuff on there. I’m sure the brewery wouldn’t be happy.”

Lancashire Constabulary confirmed yesterday (June 11) that it is investigating reports of racist comments posted on social media elsewhere in the county, including on Lytham St Annes community Facebook pages.

Following and leading up to a number of Black Lives Matter protests in the county, there have been incidents where racial abuse has occurred on Facebook.

It is understood that officers are now looking into racist comments after receiving a number of reports and complaints.

A Black Lives Matter protest scheduled for today (June 12) in Fleetwood, was also cancelled after organisers voiced safety fears following abuse from ‘angry’ objectors on Facebook.

Racism on social media may be identified as hate crime, in which police actively monitor incidents reported to them.

Hate crimes are any crimes that are targeted at a person because of hostility or prejudice towards their race or ethnicity, disability, religion or belief, sexual orientation or transgender identity.

A victim doesn’t have to be a member of the group the hostility is targeted at as anyone can be a victim of a hate crime.