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Man, 62, arrested over 'James Bulger's ghost' tweets

A 62-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of sending offensive Twitter messages about murdered toddler James Bulger.

James Bulger was two when he was murdered in February 1993. Credit: PA

The man, from Bexhill, Surrey, was arrested after Twitter users reported an account called 'James Bulger's Ghost' that displayed a picture of the two-year-old and an image of the child's gravestone.

James' mother Denise Fergus was contacted directly in one offensive message sent from the account on the anniversary of her son's death.

She highlighted the messages to her own 23,000 Twitter followers.

The man was interviewed by police and bailed until 28 August.