Britain's first ever youth police and crime commissioner has apologised for a serious of tweets which were criticised for their "offensive" content.
Paris Brown, 17, issued a statement through the Kent PCC website:
I deeply apologise for any offence caused by my use of inappropriate language and for any inference of inappropriate views.
I am not homophobic, racist or violent and am against the taking of drugs. If I’m guilty of anything it’s showing off and wildly exaggerating on Twitter and I am very ashamed of myself, but I can’t imagine that I’m the only teenager to have done this.
– Paris Brown
Just as one example, the line about ‘Hash Brownies’ is a reference to a Scooby Doo film.
I have a genuine interest in working with young people as demonstrated by my current work as an apprentice for a local authority helping teenagers in a local community.