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Kent's Police Commissioner Ann Barnes is tonight pledging to stand by the teenager she appointed last week as her youth expert after it was revealed the youngster had used Twitter to send messsages about drinking, drugs and sex.
Seventeen-year-old Paris Brown made a tearful apology for the tweets which were sent nearly two years ago. They have both been speaking to Iain McBride
Kent's Police & Crime Commissioner Ann Barnes, has said was appalled when she heard about offensive Twitter messages sent by the teenager she last week appointed as the county's first Youth and Crime Commissioner. However, Ann Barnes defended Paris Brown, saying she deserved another chance.
The tearful teenager said the messages were sent when she was younger, and she apologised for any offence she had caused.
Kent's first Youth Police and Crime Commissioner Paris Brown,17, has apologised for writing tweets that were inappropriate. A Sunday paper accused her of writing messages on Twitter that were racist and homophobic, as well as offensive messages about drugs and drinking.
The teenager said that some of the messages had been taken out of context, that they were written some time ago, and that she was sorry if she had offended anyone.
Kent's Police Commissioner Ann Barnes has released a statement after a Sunday newspaper reported that her newly appointed Youth Police & Crime Commissioner Paris Brown, 17, had been tweeting unsavoury messages. The messages were purported to include subjects such as drugs and drinking.