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Katie Hopkins' fury at being reported to police over tweets

Controversial TV personality Katie Hopkins launched an attack on people who "dial the cop shop every time we feel offended online" after she was reported to police over her Twitter outburst about the Scottish nurse who is battling Ebola.

Outspoken TV personality Katie Hopkins was berated online after she made the comments. Credit: Ian West/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Hopkins was berated online after she wrote on the site about "little sweaty jocks", adding: "Sending us ebola bombs in the form of sweaty Glaswegians just isn't cricket."

In a separate message, she tweeted: "Glaswegian ebola patient moved to London's Royal Free Hospital. Not so independent when it matters most are we jocksville?"

Police Scotland confirmed they were looking into complaints they had received.

I have always maintained the Boys in Blue have far better things to do than police Twitter.

But instead of argument, reasoned debate, discussion or avoidance, we now dial the cop shop every time we feel offended online.

Since when did telling teacher ever solve an argument in the playground?

The freedom to say only things that are polite is no real freedom of speech at all.

– Katie Hopkins

Hopkins' column does not appear in the Scottish Sun.

Lily Allen slams Katie Hopkins over 'weight gain'

Lily Allen has responded to criticism from TV personality Katie Hopkins about the singer gaining weight in motherhood.

In an interview with Heat magazine, former Apprentice contestant Hopkins said when the Smile star became a mother, it "largely involved gaining two stone and looking pretty hideous."

Allen has talked openly about suffering a miscarriage in 2008 and losing a child to stillbirth in 2010, before giving birth to her two daughters. She hit out at Hopkins' comments on Twitter:

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Katie Hopkins apologises for 'poor timing' of tweet

Television personality Katie Hopkins has apologised and blamed "poor timing" after offending Twitter users with a joke about life expectancy in Scotland after the fatal helicopter crash in Glasgow.

Katie Hopkins Credit: Doug Peters/Doug Peters/EMPICS Entertainment

Hopkins wrote on the site on Saturday: "Life expectancy in Scotland based 07/08 birth is 59.5. Goodness me. That lot will do anything to avoid working until retirement."

That sparked an online campaign calling for her to be banned from television, including an online petition calling for her to apologise.

Writing earlier today, she linked to the NHS report she said her tweet was "directly related" to and said: "I apologise to those I offended. It was poor timing".

Katie Hopkins effigy to be set alight on bonfire night

Former Apprentice star Katie Hopkins will be the latest celebrity to have an effigy burnt on bonfire night.

Katie Hopkins caused outrage after linking children's names with their social class. Credit: PA

The controversial businesswoman, who has previously linked children's names to their social class, follows Lance Armstrong, Cherie Blair, Jonathan Ross and Wayne Rooney in being a "celebrity Guy".

The effigy will be burnt at the stake at this year's Edenbridge bonfire in Kent.