After less than a week as Britain's first youth police and crime commissioner (PCC), Paris Brown has stood down from the post following messages she wrote on Twitter.
In a packed press conference earlier today, she said she was "really sorry" for any offence caused by the messages, which were written before she was appointed.
ITV News Correspondent Paul Davies reports:
Speaking at a press conference in Maidstone in Kent, she said:
Paris Brown, 17, from Sheerness, Kent, was appointed to the £15,000-a-year post only last week.
Four days after she was unveiled as the youth PCC details of her Twitter account were published in the Mail on Sunday, she quickly deleted her account and apologised.
The Mail on Sunday has quoted tweets such as : "I really wanna make a batch of hash brownies."
"Been drinking since half 1 and riding baby walkers down the hall at work oh my god i have the best job ever haha!!"
Reacting to her resignation the Kent police and Crime Commissioner said:
The teenager, who attended Isle of Sheppey Academy currently works as an apprentice in the commissioning and open spaces department at Swale Borough Council, there have been reports that the council is now undertaking its own investigation.