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Pistorius family's bail relief

Oscar Pistorius' family have expressed their relief after the Paralympic star was granted bail pending his trial for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

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Oscar Pistorius' brother's Twitter account 'hacked'

Oscar Pistorius' brother's Twitter account was hacked into and a tweet was sent out which read "thank-you to every person that has prayed for both families", a family spokeswoman said.

It is most unfortunate that during this sensitive time, someone would choose to hack into Oscar Pistorius' older brother's Twitter handle.

Carl Pistorius did not tweet this afternoon, out of respect to Oscar and Reeva. We are busy cancelling all the social media sites for both Oscar's brother and his sister.

– Pistorius family spokeswoman

The tweet which was posted earlier has now been deleted.

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