A man who was mistakenly charged by the Metropolitan police after claiming on Twitter that he confronted a Muslim woman over the Brussels terror attacks has said he will launch a formal complaint against the force.

Matthew Doyle, from south Croydon, provoked anger on social media after he tweeted about the encounter with the woman. He said the woman gave a "mealy-mouthed" response after he demanded she "explain" the Brussels attacks.

Police charged him with an offence under the Public Order Act on Thursday. But on Friday night they were forced to withdraw the accusations, admitting they had no power to charge him in the first place.

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