Man charged over offensive comments about April

A man has been charged with posting offensive comments on Facebook about missing youngster April Jones.

Matthew Wood, 20, from Eaves Lane, Chorley, Lancashire, will appear at the town's magistrates' court tomorrow morning.

He was arrested yesterday and charged under Section 127 of the Communications Act 2003 with sending by means of a public electronic communications network a message or other matter that is grossly offensive.

The charge comes after comments he allegedly made were posted online on his Facebook account.

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