A Croydon man has been charged with writing racist comments after a post on his Twitter account claimed he had "confronted" a Muslim woman over the Brussels terror attacks.

Matthew Doyle, 46, of South Croydon, will appear in custody at Camberwell Green Magistrates' Court tomorrow charged with publishing material "likely or intended to stir up racial hatred".

He has been charged under section 19 of the Public Order Act.

A Metropolitan Police statement this morning read: "This follows an investigation by officers at Croydon Police Community Safety Unit."

Mr Doyle was arrested on Wednesday.

He taken to hospital as a precaution yesterday after he "expressed concerns for his health," according to police.