Northumbria Police is investigating an offensive Twitter message relating to a collision in Glasgow, which happened earlier today.
Just before 9pm today (Monday, 22nd December), police received a report of an offensive message on Twitter relating to the collision.
Northumbria Police is carrying out enquiries into this message and will speak to the person involved, from Sunderland, as part of those enquiries.
An eyewitness at the scene of this afternoon's fatal bin lorry crash in Glasgow's city centre told ITV News that there are some "small children" among the victims.
The lorry is believed to have struck the first pedestrian outside the Gallery of Modern Art, before careering down Queen Street and through traffic light road junctions before coming to a stop after hitting the Millennium Hotel in George Square.
ITV News Scotland Correspondent Debi Edward reports from the scene:
Among those being treated at Glasgow Royal Infirmary tonight is the driver of the bin lorry, ITV News understands.
An eyewitness told ITV News that he was pulled conscious from his cab following the crash.
The precise details of his condition and what happened to him behind the wheel remain unclear.
Police and the health board won't be drawn on the ages of those who are hurt, whether any of them are children or on the nature of their injuries.
Eyewitness accounts from the scene suggest that some of those injuries are likely to be extremely serious, are likely to require prolonged treatment in hospital and are likely to leave scars from today that last an awfully long time.
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon described today's fatal bin lorry crash in Glasgow city centre as "horrific" and said that for it to have happened just three days before Christmas "makes it all the more heartbreaking".
The van that crashed into shoppers at a Christmas market in Nantes, France, this evening "drove at speed" towards a stall selling mulled wine, local newspaper Presse Ocean reported.
The incident comes just a day after an incident in which a driver shouting "God is great" in Arabic drove into a crowd of people in the eastern French city of Dijon, leaving 11 people injured, two seriously.
Washington's UN envoy has dismissed North Korean demands for a joint investigation into the hacking of Sony Pictures and threats of retaliation.
Ambassador Samantha Power made the comments in a speech to the UN Security Council.
Experts have warned that online access is "totally down" in North Korea as the nation experiences serious internet problems.
It is not immediately clear if the internet connectivity problems were an act of retribution for a major intrusion at Sony Pictures Entertainment which the FBI last week linked to North Korea.
The White House declined to comment on the problems but State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf told reporters that of the federal government responses, "some will be seen, some may not be seen".
Some of the biggest names in music and showbusiness have been joining the tributes to singer Joe Cocker, who has died aged 70.
They include musicians such as Bryan Adams and Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler, along with comedian Ricky Gervais and Hollywood star Val Kilmer.
Former England cricket captain Michael Vaughan, who is also from Sheffield, joined the tributes.