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Thatcher tweeting officer quits

A Met Police sergeant has resigned over offensive comments he posted on Twitter about Margaret Thatcher following her death. Jeremy Scott was facing an internal disciplinary body investigation after newspapers reported his messages this morning.

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Officer's behaviour 'was completely unacceptable'

The officer concerned today submitted his resignation and it was accepted with immediate effect.

Commander Allan Gibson said: "This officer's behaviour was completely unacceptable and it is right that he resigned."

The officer chose to resign immediately prior to his suspension being put in place.

– Scotland Yard statement

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