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Police report Katie Hopkins to Twitter over 'offensive' Camber Sands poll

Controversial TV personality Katie Hopkins has been reported to Twitter by police officers over a "bad taste" poll on the Camber Sands victims.

Hopkins (inset) tweeted an offensive poll about the Camber Sands victims Credit: PA

Five young men in their late teens and early 20s were pulled from the water off the East Sussex coastline, having travelled from London to spend the day at the beach.

But Hopkins sparked outrage when she tweeted a poll with the line: "5 dead at Camber Sands were...", followed by a number of offensive joke answers.

Sussex Police replied to complaints on the social networking site confirming they had reported her, adding: "Simply not appropriate to joke about five deaths the day after the incident."

The five, believed to be Sri Lankan in origin, died on Wednesday.

A spokesman for Sussex Police said Hopkins' tweet was reported under the categories "abusive or harmful" and "disrespectful or offensive"

At about 10.30am on Thursday, Sussex Police was made aware of a tweet, which the force considered to be insensitive. This has been reported to Twitter.

Our primary concern is for the thoughts and feelings of the next of kin of those who sadly died at Camber.

– Sussex Police spokesman

The poll has now been removed.