Who is David Wootton? UK man arrested over controversial Halloween costume
David Wootton, 40, reportedly wore a Halloween costume as a tribute to Salman Abedi who bombed Manchester Arena.-
A prankster named David Wootton was recently arrested for wearing a controversial Halloween costume. David Wootton, 40, reportedly wore a Halloween costume as a tribute to Salman Abedi who bombed Manchester Arena. David Wootton reportedly photos on his social media handle in which he was seen wearing an Arabic-style headdress and T-shirt with 'I love Ariana Grande' written on it.
David Wootton's Halloween costume went viral on social media and Britishers demanded the 40-year-old man's arrest. For those who are unaware, David Wootton's Halloween outfit was a reference to the devastating 2017 Manchester Arena attack by Salman Abedi, which killed 22 and injured more than 1,000. As a result, North Yorkshire Police reportedly confirmed a man had been arrested following complaints about the costume.
North Yorkshire Police in its statement was quoted saying, "We can confirm that a man has been arrested after the force received complaints about a man wearing an offensive costume on social media, depicting murderer, Salman Abedi who killed 22 people at Manchester Arena. The man was arrested on November 1 on suspicion of a number of offences including using a public communication network to send offensive messages.
David Wootton posted the photos on social media and it also included a black bag with 'Boom' and 'TNT' written on it. The prankster had shared the photos with the caption, "Bet I get kicked out of the Halloween party."