Maintaining the anonymity of victims of sex offences is absolutely vital and is something that really helps encourage them to come forward.
Breaching this ruling is an extremely serious offence and that is why we launched an investigation as soon as we became aware.
Social media is an immensely powerful tool that does an awful lot of good, but it can also be used to spread rumour, speculation and in this case break the law.
As a force GMP embraces the use of social media but when it is abused in this way we will take robust action to hold those responsible to account.
More top news
Midfielder Adam Lallana has an important role to play on and off the field for Liverpool as he has emerged as one of Jurgen Klopp's leaders.
Sir Gerald Kaufman, the Labour MP for Manchester Gorton and oldest serving MP, has died aged 86.
Wet and windy into the new week across the NW with average temperatures